Imran Khan

Ten years after the “Islamic Attack” on 9/11, some of the saner Americans have overcome the trauma to reflect on the reality that is Islam’s historic legacy. I had the privilege of viewing many pieces of art from various muslim countries made of the period of centuries at the Metropolitan museum in New York. The pain taken in exquisitely presenting these incredible pieces is worth every praise.  The curators took the time and effort to dig into the history of each and every piece and present it to the visitor in both written and aural form. The respect shown to the work of muslim artists is in sharp contrast to the negative narrative still in mainstream media. But healthy signs are now manifesting them in different forms where some of the americans are having the guts to standing up to the mainstream media.

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I took the opportunity to take some photos of the exhibits that I have shared in the album below. To enjoy it fully go to maximizing the screen after clicking on the image below.

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2 Responses to “Islamic Art at Metropolitan Museum NY”

  1. Rob Franco on January 11th, 2012 11:58 am

    Wonderfully creative work that will stand the test of time throughout the art world.

  2. Carolyn Evans on January 11th, 2012 8:17 pm

    This is fabulous. I have been trying to get to Morocco for a long time! i have always loved the Persian miniatures and especially the textiles of ceramic and of weaving. thank you for sharing with us.. I will pass this along (especially a friend who is the mentor for 13 Islamic young, women students who are in the Providence area).
    Thank you.