On View: “Wondrous Worlds: Art And Islam Through Time And Place”
An exquisite exhibition of more than 100 examples of Islamic art is opening at the Phoenix Art Museum. Ranging from patterned tiles to contemporary metalwork, the pieces on display come from multiple continents and span a millennium.
“Because Islamic art has an emphasis on patterning rather than figural representation, many of the designs were spread across the Eurasian continent between the 8th and 18th centuries,” says Janet Baker, the museum’s curator of Asian Arts. “Much of what we see as part of the repertoire of decorative art and patterning in Asia and in Europe originally started in the Islamic world.”
The show opens January 26 and runs through May 26.