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FREE Islamic Art Festival at the DMA Nov. 15 – 18

DETAILS at https://www.dma.org/IslamicArtFestival

Islamic Art Festival: The Language of Exchange
Join us for a three-day celebration, with a special DMA Member event on November 15, exploring Islamic art and culture in honor of the DMA’s Keir Collection of Islamic Art. From talks to music performances to artist demonstrations, learn more about Islamic art and the influence it has had across cultures.

Wednesday, November 15

DMA Members Exhibition Talk
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium
DMA Members are invited to kick off the Islamic Art Festival: The Language of Exchange with a special lecture by Her Highness Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui of Morocco, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the USA. The program is presented in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Reservations are required.

Thursday, November 16

Music Performance featuring American Bedouin
6:00–8:00 p.m., Atrium

Keynote Talk: Influence and Inspiration: Islamic Art in the Keir Collection
7:00 p.m., Horchow Auditorium


Friday, November 17
Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dozeins of activities!

Saturday, November 18

Spotlight Talk: The Utilitarian Object in Islamic Art
11:30 a.m.–noon, Keir Collection of Islamic Art, Level 1
Join art historian Michael Falcetano for this short talk exploring objects from the Keir Collection that were made to be used in everyday life.

More talks & activities

 

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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Islamic Contemporary Art

October 7November 12, 2017
Main Gallery, 3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062
Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

Activities & Events to Enlighten and Inspire

Saturday, October 7

  • Opening Night Reception featuring Linda Komaroff (7 p.m.) Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011).

Saturday, October 14

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Marcie Inman, Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs at Irving Arts Center leads guided tours of the exhibition.  

Saturday, October 21 – Sunday, October 22

Special Guest Speaker/Artist: Arash Shirinbab will deliver workshops and presentations for both youth and adults October 21-22. Arash Shirinbab is an award winning artist and calligrapher and has managed to be a successful blend of artist, Arabic-Persian calligrapher, and designer, as well as art administrator, art curator, and entrepreneur for the past ten years. His schedule will be as follows:

  • Saturday, October 21 @ 10 am – Noon: Calligraphy workshop for kids, ages 9+
  • Saturday, October 21 @ 4 pm. Talk/demonstration (Talk in Dupree Theater will be followed by a Calligraphy demonstration).
  • Sunday, October 22 @ 2 pm Calligraphy workshop for adults, ages 17 and above

Saturday, October 28

Artists’ Panel: Pakistani Artistic Tradition and Contemporary Expression Artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Ambreen Butt, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz, and Murad Khan Mumtaz in a conversation moderated by Dallas Contemporary’s Senior Curator, Justine Ludwig will discuss the impact of Pakistani visual tradition on their artistic practice. The panel will explore how art history has helped shape each artist’s unique contemporary visual language, and will delve into the tensions between geo-specific artistic traditions and the globalized nature of contemporary art.

  • Guest Speaker (TBA) 3 pm – 4 pm (Suite 200)
  • Reception 4 pm – 4:30 pm (Main Gallery)
  • Artists Panel moderated by Justine Ludwig, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, (Suite 200)

Saturday, November 4

  • Guided Gallery Tour, 2 pm and 4 pm Todd Hawkins, Irving Arts Center’s Executive Director leads guided tours of the exhibition.

 

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Shafaq Ahmad: Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries at the Irving Arts Center

Lifting the Veils to Lights of Mysteries

Sept. 2 – Nov. 26, 2017
Main Gallery, Irving Arts Center

Solo Exhibition by Shafaq Ahmad

An accomplished multimedia artist, Shafaq Ahmad’s work includes painting, print making, sculpture, digital media, mixed media and art installations. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/shafaq-ahmad-lifting-of-veils-to-lights-of-mystery/

Shafaq Ahmad has been the Art Director for Islamic Art Revival Series since 2013, where she is responsible for organizing and curating the international juried exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art, which returns to Irving Arts Center October 7 through November 12.

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m

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The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery at the DMA

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April 18, 2017 to April 28, 2019

The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery is the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic Art. The gallery will highlight particular strengths within the collection, which encompasses one of the most important holdings of luster pottery and rock crystals in the world including the celebrated rock crystal ewer, one of only seven in the world of its caliber and the only one of its type in the United States. The gallery space will display a series of rare manuscripts and painted miniatures of exquisite beauty, including a 16th-century Indian Khamsa of Nizami manuscript, and pages from the 1330 Shahnama known as “The Demotte Shahnama.”

 

more at https://www.dma.org/art/exhibitions/keir-collection-islamic-art-gallery

 

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Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Arts Center

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The 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

September 17November 13

Free

Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation.

This prestigious international exhibition of artwork is inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture and features works in a variety of styles and media from artists around the world.  Coming from diverse backgrounds, with varying faiths, ages and levels of expertise, the exhibition aims to present Islamic art as a universal language,  a translator and connector of generations and cultures.

2016 Juror: Dr. Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

–from the website http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/the-5th-annual-juried-exhibition-of-contemporary-islamic-art/

FREE ACTIVITIES TO ENLIGHTEN AND INSPIRE

OPENING RECEPTION:
Louise Mackie, Curator for Islamic Textiles and Art, Cleveland Museum of Art – “Islamic Textiles Through the Ages,” Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. (Suite 200).


TALK/PERFORMANCE:
Bahman Panahi, artist, master calligrapher and musician– “The Musicality of Calligraphy.” Reception and performance follows talk.
Oct. 1 at 4 p.m., (Dupree Theater).
Click to RSVP


WORKSHOPS: EASTERN WEAVING & INTERFAITH SYMBOLISM IN SACRED GEOMETRY
Eastern Weaving (Instructor: Samia Khan) & Interfaith Symbolism in Sacred Geometry (Instructor: Matt Anzak).
Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon & 1-3 p.m. (Suite 200)
Click to register for Eastern Weaving.  Click to register for Interfaith Symbolism in Geometry.  Capacity is limited!


SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY FUNDAY:
Geometric Art!  Guided by artists, budding artists of all ages make art projects inspired by the exhibition. Supplies provided.
Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. (Suite 200)
No RSVP required.


TALK/RECEPTION PERFORMANCE:
TALK: Jason Moriyama, architect and senior partner at Moriyama and Teshima, Toronto, “Interfaith Spaces: Towards an Architecture of Understanding.”
RECEPTION PERFORMANCE: Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas conducted by Dr. Tina Mohammad, will accompany an art installation by artist, Shafaq Ahmad. (Follows talk, Main Gallery).
Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. (in the Dupree Theater followed by a reception in the Main Gallery)
Click to RSVP


GUIDED GALLERY TOURS: LED BY TODD HAWKINS &MARCIE INMAN
Oct. 15 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by IAC Executive Director Todd Eric Hawkins.
Nov. 5 @ 2 & 4 p.m. led by Marcie Inman, IAC Director of Exhibitions & Educational Programs.
Click to RSVP to tours on Oct. 15
Click to RSVP to tours on Nov. 5


Irving Arts Center

Main Gallery
3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062  http://irvingartscenter.com

Gallery Admission is FREE

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

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Contemporary Islamic Art Exhibit in Irving entry deadline July 1

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5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

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Fee: $30.00 (5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art)
Event Dates: 9/17/16 – 11/13/16
Entry Deadline: 7/1/16

Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) presents the 5th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Art Center, in Irving Texas.

Juror: IARS is pleased to announce Dr Maryam Ekhtiar as the esteemed juror for this year’s exhibition. Dr Ekhtiar is the Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Exhibiton dates: September 17th to November 13th, 2016. All accepted art work may be featured on IARS website for a full one year after the end of the exhibition. www.islamicartrevival.com.

Opening reception for the artists will be held at the Irving Arts Center on Saturday September 17th, 2016.
Guest speaker, Louise Mackie, Curator of Islamic Textiles and Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Eligibility: This juried art exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older from around the world. All art submitted should be based on or inspired by Islamic art and design, Islamic literature, Islamic architecture and Islamic cultures, current social issues and presented in a positive light. Only artwork produced within the last two years or since 2014 will be accepted. Artwork shown in the previous IARS juried exhibitions is not eligible to be entered.

Media: All 2D and 3D art, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, art glass, fibre arts, hand pulled prints, photographs, small installations, videos and original digital prints are welcome. Giclee prints which are not original will not be considered.

IRVING ARTS CENTER
The performing and fine arts community in Irving welcomed a new home in 1990 with the completion of the Irving Arts Center. The Arts Center’s 10-acre complex, nestled in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth, features two fully-equipped theaters; four galleries; meeting, classroom, reception and rehearsal facilities; and a verdant sculpture garden. The Arts Center – a department of the City of Irving – was designed to accommodate a wide range of cultural and civic needs. The Arts Center has more than 91,500 square feet of performing and visual arts space, including the 707-seat Carpenter Performance Hall and the 253-seat Dupree Theater. In 2007 the Irving Arts Center was named an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. http://irvingartscenter.com

 

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SPIRIT and MATTER opens at the DMA

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Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art

September 18, 2015 to July 31, 2016 | Focus I Gallery
Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art is the first exhibition at the DMA of art from the rarely shown and internationally renowned Keir Collection of Islamic Art. The exhibition presents a selection of over fifty masterworks in various mediums—from rock crystal to works on paper, metalwork, ceramics, carpets, and textiles—and explores thirteen centuries of Islamic art making across three continents, from Spain to Central Asia. These magnificent objects highlight the aesthetic and cultural resonances imbued in these masterpieces by the people who made them. Organized and developed by the DMA’s Senior Advisor for Islamic Art Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, Spirit and Matter marks the first time these works will be on view in North America.

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The 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

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The 3rd Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

October 25th to November 29th, 2014

Opening Reception: November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30pm

 
For more information about the Texas artists involved see the exhibit flyer: Islamic Art Revival PR_Texas Artists

The Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) in partnership with LuminArté Gallery presents an international exhibition of contemporary Islamic Art with an opening reception to the public on November 1, from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.

This prestigious international exhibition includes artwork in a variety of styles and media, inspired by Islamic culture, art, literature and architecture. In this installment, 46 artists are participating from 17 countries including the USA, the United Kingdom, Iran, Bulgaria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Japan, Egypt, Pakistan, Canada, Singapore, Lebanon, Switzerland, Qatar, Mexico, and Cuba. The public opening and reception is on November 1st, 2014 at 6:30 pm; and a full color catalog will be available during the exhibition. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public; and many artists will be in attendance. In addition, a special presentation of the Islamic Art Revival Series Experience 2014 will be held at the Charles W. Eisemann Center on Sunday, November 9 from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.eisemanncenter.com/tickets/
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Participating artists:
Ameena Khan, Anila Agha, Anna Chupa, Anne Francey, Anne Polashenski, Antoaneta Melnikova-Hillman, Asma Chaudhary, Bilo Hussein, Carolyn Brown, Charlotte Noruzi, Christina Altfeld, Daisy Rockwell, Della Reams, Dick Simon, Ethan Rice, Fawn Atencio, Gabriel Sanchez-Viveros, Hedieh Fard, Helen Zughaib, Hend Al-Mansour, Hilda Hiary, Husny Dahlan, Islam Aly, Jon Barlow Hudson, Jon Young, Karen Karlsson, Katarina Öberg, Kelly Crosby, Leo Tecosky, Marie Bourget, Nadia Tiseo, Naoko Morisawa, Paul Glenn, Rene Culler, Ruby Jaffrey, Saberah Malik, Sarah Ahmad, Shady Eshghi, Shafaq Ahmad, Shakil Khan, Sheila Fraga, Sheila Klein, Shirine Osseiran, Sudi Sharafshahi, Yasaman Moussavi and Zahra Nazari
This year’s juror is Dr Iftikhar Dadi , an Associate Professor at Cornell University, Department of History of Art, and is the Chair of the Department of Art.

Guest Speakers:
Dr. Karin Oen, the Director of Education at the Crow Collection of Asian Art, will give a lecture on October 25 at 7:30pm.
Shirine Osseiran, a Lebanese visual Artist who lives and works in London, will speak on November 1 at 7:10pm. Osseiran studied Art at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (The Netherlands), holds a BA in painting from Chelsea college of Art and Design & an MA in Fine Art with PGcert for T&L in Higher Education from Kingston University. The title for her talk is “Love, Colour and Power ”
Jamie Labar, Owner of Luminarte Gallery, will hold a lecture on November 9, at 12:30 at the Eisemann Center. The title of her talk is “South Asian Women Artists”
Dorothy Masterson, Director of the Museum of Geometric & Madi Art, will hold a lecture on November 15th at 4:00pm. The Title of her talk is “Geometric Art: A Worldwide Phenomenon”
Dr. Pamela Patton, Professor and Chair of Art History at the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU, will speak on November 22 at 4:00pm. The title of her talk is “The Life of Symbols in Medieval Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Art”

Artist Workshops:
Artist workshops in Calligraphy will be held by participating artist, Ruby Jaffrey on November 15 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm.

Artist workshops on Sacred Geometry will be conducted by LuminArte Gallery Director, Matt Anzak on November 22 at 1:00pm and at 2:30pm.

Email workshop inquiries to matt@luminarte.com

About IARS
At IARS we believe that art is a Universal Language. We are passionate about Islamic art as a translator and connector across generations and cultures. “From heart to heart, through time.” Founded in 2011 by a cross-cultural coalition of business and nonprofit leaders, students and small business owners, the Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) includes a diverse group of women and men. We are passionate about sharing the rich cultural relevance of Islamic Art as a means of building awareness and exposure to the art itself and enhancing cross-cultural understanding among people from all walks of life. Through our Islamic Art events we promote education in the arts of the Islamic world and encourage vibrant cross-cultural exchange amongst all faiths and cultures. In doing so, we build cultural bridges between the Islamic cultures and rest of the world.

About LuminArte Gallery
LuminArte Gallery, conveniently located in the Dallas Design District, showcases contemporary award-winning artists, as well as bright emerging talent. Specializing in art placement and interior design consultation, the gallery presents collectors, designers and corporate clients with a diverse array of artwork in a variety of media, styles and techniques. Representing over forty artists from more than a dozen countries, LuminArte continues to embrace the local art community by hosting an artist in residence program, and by providing workshops and continuing education opportunities.

LuminArte Gallery is located at 1727 E. Levee Street, Dallas, Texas 75207. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11am – 6pm; and from noon to 6pm on Saturday. For more information, call 214.914.4503 or visit www.luminarte.com and follow on Facebook.

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Sarah Ahmad Untitled I

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Islam Aly Echoes

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Gabriel Sanchez Resplandor 2

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