News: Museum exhibitions

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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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    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.

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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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    International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC 2017)

    The fifth International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC 2017), titled ‘Traditions and Innovations’ will happen 17-20 October 2017 in Baku in partnership with the International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC).

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    From the Lands of Asia

    An unusual exhibition opens in Canada at the Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History in November 2016.

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    Ancient Andean Textiles at Yale University Art Gallery

    ‘Weaving and the Social World: 3,000 Years of Ancient Andean Textiles’ is open at Yale University Art Gallery until 18 September 2016. Woven tunics, mantles and wall hangings as well as related feather, gold and silver objects, tools and ceramics ranging in date from 900 BCE to the 16th century CE are on loan from two private collections.

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    Art of the Austronesians at UCLA’s Fowler Museum

    The current exhibition ‘Art of the Austronesians’ at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles is showing until 28 August 2016. Read an extract from Thomas Murray’s review published in HALI 188.

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    Phulkari exhibition, Turin

    Phulkari from the private collection of Guido and Aldo Accornero Lazzarino were exhibited at the Museo d’Arte Orientale di Torino in Italy, 14 April – 15 May 2016.


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