Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World

Begin Date2014-03-30
End Date2014-06-29
CuratorsSabiha Al Khemir
Last Harvested At2022-08-13
Credit LineNur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World is organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and Fundación Focus-Abengoa. Air transportation provided by American Airlines. The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
LocationChilton II Gallery
OrganizerDallas Museum of Art, Fundación Focus-Abengoa
Other VenuesFocus Abengoa (24 October 2013-9 February 2014)
DescriptionThe DMA is the only venue outside of Europe to present Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World, an exhibition of Islamic art and culture exploring the use and meaning of light in Islamic art and science. Spanning more than ten centuries, the exhibition, organized by the Focus-Abengoa Foundation in Seville, Spain, features 150 rarely seen objects from around the world, including rare manuscripts and scientific objects. Deriving its title from the Arabic word for "light" in both the physical and metaphysical sense, "Nur" highlights innovations in artistic techniques that enhance the effect of light as well as scientific fields that contributed to enlightenment.
NotesAdmission charged ($8.00)