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Islamic arts

Venice looks set to welcome Museum of Islamic Art

By Lucia Guarano | Al Arabiya | 01 Mar 2014

Venice looks set to welcome a new Museum of Islamic Art in the heart of the tourist getaway. The plan is in its decisive stage following a top Italian Government delegation visit to the UAE and Qatar in February during which the initiative was discussed as part of long-term investment in Italy.

Promising to take strides in bridging the cultural divide, the idea was born two years ago, following a vists by the mayor of Venice, Giorgio Orsoni, to the Louvre’s new Islamic Art gallery in Paris.

Collection of the Foundation for Islamic Art Goes on Tour for the 1st Time

Source : IslamToday | 10 Sep 2012

The Foundation for Islamic Art, which boasts oneof the world's most important collections of Islamic Art at its 5-acre Shangra La estate in Honolulu Hawaii, is exhibiting works outside the estate for the first time.

A selection of the artifacts assembled by the Foundation's creator, Doris Duke, is on tour for the first time, starting at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. "Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art" opened Friday to celebrate the year of her 100th birthday and runs through 6 January 2012.

Prejudices about Islam will be shaken by this show

By Karen Armstrong | The Guardian/UK | 22 Jan 2012

St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum Holds Exhibit on Architecture in Islamic Art

By IslamToday and Agencies / 12 Dec 2011

An exhibition being held in Russia's State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg explores the theme of "Architecture and its Representations in Islamic Art".

Architecture was one of the first expressions of the cultural identity of Islamic society, and remains so to this day. Testimonials to this art form exist not only in the buildings that have survived but also in the legacy that these traditions have left in the other arts.

OIC cultural event highlights Islamic art

Source : Maha Akeel | Arabnews
Jeddah | 09 Mar 2011

It was a magical evening of a visual, sound and flavor festival, which combined traditional Islamic arts, music and cuisine.

Under the patronage of Princess Adela bint Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the spouse of the Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Mrs. Fusun Ihsanoglu, hosted a cultural event from Feb. 27 to March 7 at her residence in Jeddah, which was attended by princesses, spouses of members of the diplomatic corps, artists and distinguished guests.

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