Hamline University had characterized Erika López Prater’s display of the images as “Islamophobic,” an accusation it now recognizes as “flawed.”
When the West Dreamt of Odalisques
Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art is a giant teaching aid of a fairly solid and dependable kind, but one that does not quite push far enough.
A Puzzle Game Inspired by the Mathematics of Islamic Art
Engare by Iranian developer Mahdi Bahrami is a game of geometry and motion, inspired the tessellations that often adorn Islamic art and architecture.
The Rise and Fall of the Viking “Allah” Textile
There is something very troubling about what the Viking “Allah” story reveals about the relationship between news media and experts.
Learn to Tesselate with an Islamic Design Workbook
The “Islamic Design Workbook” by Eric Broug encourages a better appreciation of Islamic art, through learning how to create its geometric patterns.
Divination, Geomancy, and the Supernatural in Islamic Art
Over 100 rare objects from the 12th to 20th centuries are used to explore the role of the supernatural in Islamic art at the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford.
The 9th-Century Islamic “Instrument Which Plays by Itself”
In the 9th century, the Banū Mūsā brothers in Baghdad designed a mechanical, hydraulic organ that was made to play endlessly by itself.
In Jerusalem’s Old City, a Different Kind of Cubism
EAST JERUSALEM — Walking through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City it is hard not be to fascinated by the folk paintings appearing on the homes of pilgrims who returned from the Hajj in Mecca.
Dallas Museum of Art Joins New Worldwide Push for Islamic Art
The Dallas Art Museum announced today that it has named Sabiha Al Khemir as its first Senior Advisor of Islamic Art. The move comes at a time when many museums the world over are making a push to support Islamic art’s place in the historical canon.
The Power of Luxury at the Metropolitan Museum
The Met’s Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition is a treat for viewers who appreciate the ways that power and continuity are expressed in both luxury items and everyday objects.
Cartoonists Vs. Islamic Iconoclasts: Have You Drawn Mohammed Today?
When people start telling other people what they can and cannot draw then we have a problem. Yesterday’s “Everyone Draw Mohammed Day!” made it clear that some religious fundamentalists need to be told to mind their own business and stop policing other people’s culture.
Oldest Graphic Design Found, Islamic in Detroit, Mexican in LA
… P.S.1’s Brooklyn is Burning event gets out of control last weekend … #class gets invited to Pulse … a HUGE statue of Amenhotep III is discovered in Luxor, Egypt … Milan Fashion Week includes protestors peeved at Anna Wintour’s quick ditch.