reasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan
October 21, 2011January 29, 2012
Media preview: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 10 a.m. to noon
* Introduction by Morgan director William M. Griswold
* Curatorial presentations
The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street
New York, NY 10016
For the first time ever the Morgan has gathered its spectacular collection of Islamic manuscripts together in one single exhibition.
On view will be important religious and secular works, including a rare, illustrated translation of the life of Rumi, Qur'ans and Qur'anic leaves, a thirteenth-century treatise on animals and their uses, individual miniatures, and an illustrated text on astrology, wonders of the world, demonology, and divination.
Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan is organized by William Voelkle, curator and head of the Department of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts.
This exhibition is supported in part by a generous grant from The Hagop Kevorkian Fund and by the Janine Luke and Melvin R. Seiden Fund for Exhibitions and Publications.
The Morgan exhibition program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.