November 10, 2010

Advance Notice

Last chance to see calligraphy, Qur'an exhibits

Special exhibitions, “Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600-1900” and “Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur'an,” are in their final weeks at the Carlos Museum, winding up Dec. 5.

Together, these complementary exhibitions explore the significance of the role of calligraphy and calligraphers in the Islamic lands across several centuries and two continents.

On Nov. 10-12, the museum will feature calligraphy demonstrations by Elinor Aisha Holland, artist-in-residence and student of Islamic calligraphy master, Ustad Mohamed Zakariya.

The museum will also have its annual holiday book sale Dec. 2-5 with 20 percent discounts on a variety of books, DVDs, gift items, games, calendars, cards and more.   

Admission is free for University faculty, staff and students.

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