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Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East

Date
Mar 29, 2022 @ 12:00 AM
Cost
Free
Organizer’s Site
collections.lacma.org/node/773206
Council District
City Council District 4
Event Series Dates
Ongoing
Explore the LACMA Collection of Contemporary Art of the Middle East.

 

In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art (particularly as defined by museums, commercial art galleries, and private collections) have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. These artists draw inspiration from their own cultural traditions, using techniques and incorporating imagery and ideas from earlier periods. LACMA has only recently begun to acquire contemporary art of the Middle East within the context of our Islamic collection in the belief that the function, strength, and ultimate success and relevance of the collection should not be based solely on exploring this art as a means to better understand the past. The collection can also be seen as a way to build creative links between the past, the present, and the future. 

Location

Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Online
Los Angeles, CA United States
Phone:
323.857.6010

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