FEBRUARY 24-SEPTEMBER 29, 2012

Unique in its approach, this exhibition offers access to Islamic culture, providing ‘a view from within’ by project director, Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir. As an introduction to the arts of Islamic culture, this exhibition inspires both the general public and the specialist. Beauty and Belief poses the question “What makes Islamic Art Islamic?” To address this, Tunisian born Dr. Al Khemir creates a show that features historical and geographic background with succeeding sections of calligraphy, figurative imagery and pattern. The exploration of themes in the exhibition creates a space to encounter the culture of Islam through its visual language. The approach means to raise questions of cultural significance for each object in order to build bridges and bring cultures together. Beauty and Belief challenges assumptions on all sides and offers a space for dialogue.

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