Friday, October 28, 2011

Islamic History galleries to reopen at The Met

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art will be reopening 15 new galleries dedicated to the history of Islamic art – one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of this material in the world. The reopening will take place on November 1st and give visitors the chance to see over 1200 works spanning over thirteen centuries of history.

Called the New Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia, its design features within the new space highlight both the diversity and the interconnectedness of the numerous cultures represented here; multiple entryways will allow visitors to approach the new galleries—and the art displayed within—from different perspectives.

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