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INK, SILK, AND GOLD: ISLAMIC TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

33INK, SILK, AND GOLD:

ISLAMIC TREASURES FROM THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON 

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017 TO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

Ink, Silk, and Gold features great works of Islamic art from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Never before presented in a dedicated exhibition, this collection covers virtually all aspects of Islamic art in almost all media, ranging from the 8thto the 21st century and from Spain to Indonesia. Through silver inlaid metalwork, Qur’an pages inscribed with gold, brocaded velvets, luster-painted ceramics, and more, it offers a window into many different facets of the dynamic and complex artistic traditions of the Islamic world.

The exhibition, which is accompanied by a catalogue, is arranged chronologically and regionally to introduce viewers to the rich world of Islamic art. Within this framework the exhibition emphasizes the material aspects of the objects, proceeding from the notion that meaning in Islamic art is rooted in the substance of an object – its color, shape, and texture.

Click here for a PDF of the program and sponsors.

For more information visit: http://www.cummermuseum.org/visit/art/exhibition/ink-silk-gold-islamic-treasures-museum-fine-arts-boston

Atlantic Institute and many members of the Board have been involved in the Advisory Committee and the Host Committee for this exhibition.    

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • ART FOR TWO: PRINTMAKING!
    Saturday, June 10
    10:30 a.m. to Noon | Members $15, Non-Members $20
    Ages 3 through 5 with an adult

 

  • ART ADVENTURES: ISLAMIC ART!
    Saturday, June 17
    10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Members $10, Non-Members $15
    Ages 6 through 12

 

  • DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: MEDIUM AND MEANING IN ISLAMIC ART WITH LAURA WEINSTEIN FROM THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
    Thursday, July 20
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Members $30, Non-Members, $40

 

  • FREE TUESDAY LECTURE: MUSLIM ROOTS OF THE BLUES WITH AUTHOR AND HISTORIAN SYLVAINE DIOUF
    Tuesday, July 25
    7:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Free

 

  • ART OF COOKING: TURKISH COFFEE AND SWEETS
    Thursday, August 3
    6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Members $30, Non-Members $40

 

  • SUMMER NIGHTS ART CLASS: CALLIGRAPHY
    Thursday, August 10
    6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Members $30, Non-Members $40

 

  • TALKS & TEA: INK, SILK, AND GOLD
    Wednesday, August 16
    1:30 to 2:30 p.m. | Members and Non-Members, $6

 

  • CONCERT: RIYAAZ QAWWALI
    Friday, August 25
    7:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Members $30, Non-Members $40

 

  • INK, SILK, AND GOLD CLOSING CELEBRATION
    Saturday, September 2
    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Free, No Registration Required

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SPONSORS:

Ink, Silk, and Gold Advisory Committee: Dr. Parvez Ahmed; Ms. Nancy Broner; Islamic Center of Northeast Florida; OneJax; Ms. Sabeen Perwaiz; Mobeen H. Rathore, MD; Alex Sivar; The Atlantic Institute; The Jacksonville Public Library

Ink, Silk, and Gold Host Committee: Yousif Abubakr and Manar Ahmed; Dr. Parvez and Savana Ahmed; Aasif and Shehnaz Bagdadi; Martha and Tom Baker; Mr. and Mrs. James G. Baldwin; Ms. Caroline Brinton; Ali and Nayla Chahlavi; Elizabeth Lovett Colledge; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Greene; Dr. Naeem and Naeema Haider; Nadia Amin and Dr. Ajmal Hameed; Jan Hirabayashi; Mr. Hank Holbrook and Mrs. Pam D. Paul; Dr. Ahmad and Yamna Irfan; Marty and Dick Jones; Yazan and Dima Khatib; Dr. Roger Murthy and Priyanka Murthy, Esq.; Dr. Zahir and Zakia Sarwar; Mr. Shakil and Tahera Saulat; Mr. Khwaja and Sheema Shaik; Alex Sivar and Santi Sekarsanti; David and Elaine Strickland

Ink, Silk, and Gold Exhibition Supporters: Dr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Tunstill; Mr. and Mrs. William L. Colledge; Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Crews

Exhibition Season Presenting Sponsors: Ameris Bank; City of Jacksonville; Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; Robert D. and Isabelle T. Davis Endowment at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida; The Schultz Family Endowment; State of Florida

Exhibition Season Sponsors: The Director’s Circle at the Cummer Museum; Carl S. Swisher Foundation, Inc.; Wells Fargo; Mr. Ryan A. Schwartz

Ponce de León Society: Fleet Landing

Talks & Tea Lecture Series: Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, Inc.

Tapas Tuesdays: VyStar Credit Union

In-Kind Sponsors: Agility Press, Inc.; DoubleTree Jacksonville Riverfront; Mussallem Galleries; Wingard Creative

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