Dialogs with Islamic Art

Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, Senior Advisor for Islamic Art and Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, introduces the exhibition Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art. Dr. Al Khemir discusses the vision behind the debut of the first North American exhibition from the Keir Collection, on loan to the DMA for fifteen years. The lecture uses examples from the Keir Collection to introduce a view of the nature of Islamic art in general, offering insights related to the mentality of the culture that produced them. Dr. Al Khemir's experience as an Islamic art expert and growing up in Islamic culture informs her unique approach.

September 18, 2015
Horchow Auditorium


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