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Byzantium and Islam Age of Transition March 14–July 8, 2012

March 14, 2012

This new exhibition in New Yorks’ Metropolitan Museum looks like it will be a cracker. If you are in the city over the next few months do visit and tell us what you think. From the Met’s site ….

The Eastern Mediterranean, from Syria across North Africa, comprised the wealthy southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire at the start of the seventh century. By that century’s end, the region was central to the emerging Islamic world. This exhibition will be the first to display the complex character of the region and its exceptional art and culture during the era of transition—from its role as part of the Byzantine state to its evolving position in the developing Islamic world. The dialogue between established Byzantine and evolving Islamic styles and culture will be shown through images of authority, religion, and especially commerce. Iconoclasm as it emerged during that period among the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities of the region will be addressed.

More details here.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 15, 2012 9:11 pm

    Reblogged this on 7artesliberales and commented:
    An exhibition I am going to see in the beginning of April :)

  2. March 15, 2012 10:36 pm

    Reblogged this on Knights Templar Forum and commented:
    I’m reblogging this post from Byzantine blog about an amazing new exhibition looking at the relationship between the Byzantine empire and the Islamic world it faced on to after the seventh century. I can’t wait to go to New York and see this.

  3. proverbs6to10 permalink*
    March 15, 2012 10:50 pm

    Lucky you Divna! But I will be going to Ohrid in May, so I reckon I get the best deal :-). Tom

  4. March 16, 2012 4:52 pm

    :))) Congrats!!

  5. Steven permalink
    March 19, 2012 11:35 am

    Great, I’m planning on going to New York in may. This exhibition will definitely be on the top of my to do list :)

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