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Ink, Silk and Gold: Medium and Meaning in Islamic Art - Curator’s Perspective

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

Oct 09 2015
Ink, Silk and Gold: Medium and Meaning in Islamic Art - Curator’s Perspective

Ink, Silk and Gold: Medium and Meaning in Islamic Art – Curator’s Perspective Presented by Dr. Laura Weinstein, Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Works of art such as a brightly colored coat, an ornate tombstone, or a handmade book are among the most tangible manifestations of Islamic culture. Because objects like these are most meaningful when put to use, understanding Islamic art requires considering what it might feel like to wear the coat, to carve the tombstone, or to stamp the manuscript with a seal of ownership. In this lecture, Dr. Weinstein will discuss how the materials employed in creating the treasures of Ink, Silk, and Gold offer a window into what it meant to make or use those objects, bringing to light their most potent features and exploring what they can teach us about Islamic societies.



Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203


Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for Frist Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and staff only. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking Lot Hours
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3AM. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3AM and 30 minutes before opening.

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Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
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