Asian Art 101: Islam and Artat Crow Collection of Asian Art • $10 for Friends of the Crow Collection, $20 for the public
“What is Islamic art?” Despite this inherently sacred name, Islamic art includes secular masterpieces. As such, Islamic art is one of the most diverse artistic traditions in the world. Scholars continue to debate its name and classification. The Crow Collection has many objects from Mughal India (16th-19th c.), the art and architecture of which was shaped both by earlier Islamic cultures and those of pre-Islamic India.
Visiting Scholar: Melia Belli Bose, Assistant Professor of Asian Art History, University of Texas at Arlington
Bio: Melia Belli Bose received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles and is Assistant Professor of Asian Art History at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her work examines intersections of gender, memorization, and visual culture in early modern and contemporary South Asia. Until January 2016, Dr. Belli Bose will be in Dhaka and Chittagong conducting research on contemporary Bangladeshi art.
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