Friday, January 31, 2014

Islamic Art Spots Discussion

Islamic Art Spots Discussion: 
The south Sioux City Public Library, 2121 Dakota Avenue in South Sioux City, Nebraska, will host a discussion entitled Islamic Art Spots on Monday February 3rd at 6:30 p.m. 

Most of us have encountered Islamic art in one form or another. Oriental rugs, white ceramic dishware decorated in cobalt blue, and buildings with horseshoe-shaped arches can be found throughout the United States and around the world, and are vaguely understood to be “Islamic” in some way. But what makes a work of art “Islamic”?

We will discuss Islamic arts and their connections to the faith and life of the Muslim people.  This discussion will be held on Monday night February 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the main library.  Art forms we will discuss are: Calligraphy, Mosques and Religious Architecture, The Arts of Trade and Travel, Islamic Gardens, Islamic Textiles, Geometry, and The Arts of the Book and Miniature Painting.  This programming is part of the programming for the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.

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