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The Islamic Art Symposium will take place from May 4 - May 5, 2018. For the May 5 program, click here.*

*Please note: one ticket purchased for either symposium day covers both days*

Intersections: the Visual Cultures of Islamic Cosmopolitanism is an innovative Islamic Art Symposium in Texas to
be jointly hosted by the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, the Islamic Art Revival Series, and the Aga Khan Council for the Central United States, in partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art.

This Symposium is the first major academic symposium to investigate art of various media (architecture, painting, textiles, calligraphy, photography and music) born of contact between Islamic and non-Islamic societies. Papers and presentations will address artworks from a wide temporal (eighth century to present) as well as geographic (North Africa, Europe, Middle East, Central and South Asia) scope. Bringing this diverse range of visual cultures into conversation highlights the cosmopolitanism, plurality, cultural receptivity, and centrality of art that has characterized Islamic cultures from the foundations of the faith.

Opening Day May 4, at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, at UTD in Richardson will feature Dr. Jonathan Bloom as the keynote speaker. Dr Bloom shares the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College and the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University with his wife and colleague, Sheila Blair. Prize-winning author, co-author, and editor of some two dozen books and hundreds of articles on all aspects of Islamic art and architecture, he has specialized in the Islamic art and architecture of the Mediterranean region and the history of paper in the Islamic lands.

Participating scholars include Alia El Sandouby, Amyn Sajoo, Bahman Panahi, Cathleen Fleck, Chanchal Dadlani, Alicia Walker, Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpagh, Manela Ceballos, Marcus Milwright, Mika Natif, Saleema Waraich, and William Tronzo.

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