News: Islamic art

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    From HALI 193: The Bruschettini Collection at the Aga Khan Museum

    In late September 2017, the great and good of the Islamic art world gathered in Toronto for a programme of events to celebrate the opening of the exhibition ‘Arts of the East’ at the Aga Khan Museum, featuring loans from the Bruschettini Collection.

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    Islamic Art in Dallas

    The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery opened at the Dallas Museum of Art on 18 April 2017, with a long-term installation in a new purpose-designed space dedicated to Islamic art. The new installation features more than 100 works from the Keir Collection, including a substantial number that have never previously been exhibited. Assembled over five… Read more »

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    Classical Carpets and Renaissance Paintings in Venice

    A major exhibition, ‘Sérénissime Trame: Carpets from the Zaleski Collection and Renaissance Paintings’, opens on Thursday 23 March 2017 at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca’ d’Oro in Venice.

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    Carpets and Islamic Art at the MIA, Doha

    ‘Imperial Threads: Motifs and Artisans from Turkey, Iran and India’, the current exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar (15 March–4 November 2017), brings a new perspective to the MIA’s remarkable permanent collection.

  5. Lot 146. PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ARGINE BENAKI SALVAGO. Ottoman voided velvet and silk Yastik , Turkey, 17th-century (est. £20,000-30,000)

    Salvago Collection Ottoman Textiles, Sotheby’s London 26 April 2017

    Sotheby’s London sale of Arts of the Islamic World on Wednesday 26th April 2017 includes twenty lots (139-158) of Ottoman and East Mediterranean complex silks, velvets and embroideries from the outstanding collection of Argine Benaki Salvago, grande dame of Alexandrian society in the 1930s and considered ‘one of Europe’s most beautiful women, the toast of… Read more »

  6. CHRISTIE’S LONDON, 27 APRIL 2017. LOT 157. OTTOMAN SILK EMBROIDERED QUILT COVER (YORGAN YÜZÜ), TURKEY, 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY. 39¾ X 35¾IN. (101CM. X 91CM.); ESTIMATE £10,000 - 15,000

    Tapestry, Carpets & Textiles, Christie’s London, April 2017

    The last week of April 2017 sees the textile arts represented in three separate Christie’s auctions.  First, at King Street on on Tuesday 25th, ‘Noble & Private Collections I’ includes a number of European tapestries, notable among them a 16th century Franco-Flemish Millefleurs fragment. Also at King Street, on Thursday 27th, is ‘Art of the Islamic… Read more »

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    Uzbek Silks from the Megalli Collection in Houston

    ‘Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats’, an unmissable loan exhibition of some fifty dazzling silk robes and panels from the collection of the late Murad Megalli, is now open at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas until 4 June 2017.

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    Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural, Oxford

    In HALI 189, the Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford,Francesca Leoni introduces the landmark exhibition, ‘Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural’, showing there from 20 October 2016 until 15 January 2017.


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