Exhibitions/ The Nature of Islamic Ornament, Part IV

The Nature of Islamic Ornament, Part IV: Figural Representation

September 16, 1999–January 30, 2000
Exhibitions are free with Museum admission.

Exhibition Overview

This is the final exhibition in a four-part series examining the basic forms and sources of Islamic ornament. Through about twenty-five objects in many media, chosen primarily from the Museum's permanent collection, the exhibition examines the widespread but false perception that figural representation is never permitted to appear in Islamic art.