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  • Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World

    September 7, 2018 – January 27, 2019

Presented by:
Cincinnati Art Museum
About the Event:

The Cincinnati Art Museum has been collecting Islamic calligraphy since the 1940s.These sumptuous works, with precisely articulated scripts that grace the page, explore the prominence and pervasiveness of calligraphy in the arts of the Islamic world.Richly illuminated folios from poetic and historic manuscripts will be displayed alongside pages from the Qur'an, calligraphic practice sheets, and political decrees in Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World. Through the display of individual folios and complete manuscripts that date from the ninth through the twentieth century, the exhibition emphasizes the craftsmanship and skill evident in each work's creation. One can appreciate the symbiotic balance between paper size, script, ornamentation, and illumination in works that originate from a myriad of countries including Iran, Turkey, India, Spain, and Syria. Discovering Islamic calligraphy through this collection reveals how the art of the book was used to convey knowledge, disseminate the word of God, and legitimize empire.Collecting Calligraphy celebrates a recent gift from JoLynn and Byron Gustin, Cincinnati residents and active museum patrons. This significant gift adds to the museum's strength in the calligraphic arts, an art form long prized by Islamic cultures that has flourished from the seventh century to the present.The exhibition will be on view in the Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Gallery and the Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Gallery (G124 and 125), across from the museum's Terrace Café. Free Admission. Photography is permitted.

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September 7, 2018 – January 27, 2019

  • Sun Dec 9, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Dec 11, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 12, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 13, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 14, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 15, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Dec 16, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Dec 18, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 19, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 20, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 21, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 22, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Dec 23, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Dec 26, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Dec 27, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Dec 28, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Dec 29, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Dec 30, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Jan 1, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 2, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 3, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 4, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 5, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jan 6, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Jan 8, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 9, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 10, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 11, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 12, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jan 13, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Jan 15, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 16, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 17, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 18, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 19, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jan 20, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tue Jan 22, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wed Jan 23, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thu Jan 24, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Fri Jan 25, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sat Jan 26, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun Jan 27, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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