Join Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, Senior Advisor for Islamic Art at the DMA and Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas, who will introduce the exhibition Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection of Islamic Art, which opens on September 18, 2015. Dr. Al Khemir will discuss the vision behind the debut of the first North American exhibition from the Keir Collection, recently on loan to the DMA for fifteen years. The lecture will use examples from the Keir Collection to introduce a view of the nature of Islamic art in general, offering insights related to the mentality of the culture that produced them. Dr. Al Khemir’s experience as an Islamic art expert and growing up in Islamic culture informs her unique approach.
At 7:00 p.m., just prior to the talk, enjoy a special performance by The Ismaili Muslim Youth Choir of Dallas.
This talk is part of Late Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.