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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)
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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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DMA Talks for April

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The Dallas Museum of Art presents an array of talks and tours exploring art from around the world and throughout time with distinguished artists, scholars, and artistic leaders.

Missed a talk? Visit the Program Recordings page to listen to selected past lectures, gallery talks, and other events presented by the Dallas Museum of Art. Or visit the DMA YouTube Channel.

DMA Partners: Alexandre Hogue: The Erosion Series

Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m.

ArtViews Dallas: Cultural Districts: A Rising Tide

Saturday, April 12, 4:00 p.m.

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DMA Partners: The Art of Installation

Thursday, April 17, 6:30 p.m.

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Dallas Architecture Forum Presents: Gregg Jones

 

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The Dallas Museum of Art is supported, in part, by the generosity of DMA Partners and donors, the citizens of Dallas through the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

IMAGES: (detail) Manuscript on the Prophet (containing two volumes), Morocco, probably late 17th–early 18th century, paper, colors, and gold, Khizana Qarawiyyin, Fez [1], Ministère de la Culture du Royaume du Maroc, Photo: Jaume Blassi

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Shafaq Ahmad Arcadia Salon Dec. 12

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Please join us for an Arcadia Salon with artist Shafaq Ahmad about her life and work, moderated by curator Ronald Watson.

Thursday, December 12, 5:30-7:00pm

Discussion begins at 6:00pm
Please RSVP at 214-855-7802 or here!

 


Current Show | Absolute and Infinite:  New Interpretations of Islamic Geometric Designs

October 2013 | Absolute and Infinite: New Interpretations of Islamic Geometric Designs opened October 18 at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art with a reception from 5:30-7:30PM.  Juried by Ronald Watson, Emeritus Professor of Art at TCU, the exhibition presents four artists working with the knowledge of Islamic patterns. Shafaq Ahmed paints and also works in three dimensions, digital media and mixed media. She is intrigued and inspired by mysticism: belief in the all-encompassing unity of the Creator. This belief influences both the conceptual and formal aspects of her work. Richard Henry is an artist and teacher with particular interest in the contemplative aspects of pattern. He has undertaken field studies in Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Lateefa Spiker uses an expanding abstract language to communicate her explorations into transience and the infinite. Her reflective work is rooted in the spiritual traditions that underwrite traditional Islamic art and investigates the relationship between order and chaos, the contingent and the finite, and beauty and spirituality. Adam Williamson is a skilled stone and wood carver and practicing artist in many media. He has worked with artists in Greece, Spain, Morocco and Turkey in pursuit of increasing his understanding of Islamic art. The exhibit runs through January 10, 2014.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Shafaq Ahmad, Richard Henry, Lateefa Spiker & Adam Williamson
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Museum of Geometric and MADI Art
3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204-1194
http://geometricmadimuseum.org/

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Absolute and Infinite opens Oct. 18 at the MADI

Absolute and Infinite: New Interpretations of Islamic Geometric Designs curated by Ronald Watson

Opens Friday, October 18, 2013, 5:30pm – 7:30pm at The Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

OCTOBER 18 – JANUARY 10, 2014

3109 Carlisle Street
Dallas, TX 75204-1194

http://geometricmadimuseum.org

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This exhibition presents four artists working with the knowledge of Islamic patterns. Shafaq Ahmed paints and also works in three dimensions, digital media and mixed media. She is intrigued and inspired by mysticism: belief in the all-encompassing unity of the Creator. This belief influences both the conceptual and formal aspects of her work. Richard Henry is an artist and teacher with particular interest in the contemplative aspects of pattern. He has undertaken field studies in Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Turkey and Iran. Lateefa Spiker uses an expanding abstract language to communicate her explorations into transience and the infinite. Her reflective work is rooted in the spiritual traditions that underwrite traditional Islamic art and investigates the relationship between order and chaos, the contingent and the finite, and beauty and spirituality. Adam Williamson is a skilled stone and wood carver and practicing artist in many media. He has worked with artists in Greece, Spain, Morocco and Turkey in pursuit of increasing his understanding of Islamic art.

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