22 episodes

The lectures in this series have been structured to provide a broad overview of both pre-Islamic and Islamic art. The subjects include pre-Islamic art in Iran, Central Asia, Arabia and Byzantium, painting, architecture, ceramics, textiles, calligraphy, Islam in India, attitudes towards images, and contemporary art.

A distinguished roster of prominent scholars and curators has been assembled, several of whom will be coming from famous UK institutions such as Oxford and the British Museum.

Arts of the Islamic World Asian Art Museum

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The lectures in this series have been structured to provide a broad overview of both pre-Islamic and Islamic art. The subjects include pre-Islamic art in Iran, Central Asia, Arabia and Byzantium, painting, architecture, ceramics, textiles, calligraphy, Islam in India, attitudes towards images, and contemporary art.

A distinguished roster of prominent scholars and curators has been assembled, several of whom will be coming from famous UK institutions such as Oxford and the British Museum.

    • video
    Introduction to Islamic Art (Part 1 of 2)

    Introduction to Islamic Art (Part 1 of 2)

    Qamar Adamjee, Asian Art Museum

    • 46 min
    • video
    Introduction to Islamic Art (Part 2 of 2)

    Introduction to Islamic Art (Part 2 of 2)

    Qamar Adamjee, Asian Art Museum

    • 28 min
    • video
    An Introduction to the Art of Pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia (Part 1 of 2)

    An Introduction to the Art of Pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia (Part 1 of 2)

    David Stronach, UC Berkeley

    • 38 min
    • video
    An Introduction to the Art of Pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia (Part 2 of 2)

    An Introduction to the Art of Pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia (Part 2 of 2)

    David Stronach, UC Berkeley

    • 32 min
    • video
    Arts of Ancient Arabia (Part 1 of 2)

    Arts of Ancient Arabia (Part 1 of 2)

    Massumeh Farhad, Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art, Smithsonian Institution

    • 58 min
    • video
    Arts of Ancient Arabia (Part 2 of 2)

    Arts of Ancient Arabia (Part 2 of 2)

    Massumeh Farhad, Freer and Sackler Galleries of Art, Smithsonian Institution

    • 33 min

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