Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
In advance of the IMA exhibition Beauty & Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture (November 2, 2012-January 13, 2013): enjoy a sneak preview of a documentary about Islamic art. Two months before its PBS premiere, take a 90-minute journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history, art and architecture. The film explores the richness of Islamic art, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of carved boxes and metal work. The film also examines the unique ways in which Islamic art incorporates calligraphy and the written word, and transforms water into an expressive art form. Narrated by Academy Award winning performer Susan Sarandon, the documentary finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. A member of the production team (Unity Productions Foundation) will be present. Film preceded by a brief presentation about the Beauty & Belief exhibition.
Exhibition Introduction: Niloo Imami-Paydar, IMA curator
Film Introduction: Alex Kronemer, producer
Film followed by informal discussion in the IMA’s Nourish Cafe
Co-presented by IMA and the Muslim Alliance of Indiana.
This program is eligible for PGP (Professional Growth Plan) points. Attend the event and afterward, email to request a PGP points certificate.