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  • Jake Benson
    Just a quick note to alert all of you to some interesting exhibitions: Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600-1900 and Writing
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 21, 2007
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      Just a quick note to alert all of you to some interesting exhibitions:

      Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c.
      1600-1900 and Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur´an
      Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
      On view through February 3, 2008 at the Caroline Wiess Law Building.
      <http://www.mfah.org/main.asp?target=exhibition&par1=1&par2=1&par3=501&p\
      ar4=1¤tPage=1&lgc=4>

      A number of interesting images with zooming capabilities, including one
      of a 19th c. concertina murraqa' album graced withmarbled marbling
      featuring "Hatip" motifs can be seen here:

      <http://www.mfah.org/main.asp?target=exhibition&par1=1&par2=1&par3=501&p\
      ar4=1¤tPage=1&lgc=4>

      A catalog by Harvard Professor David Roxburgh and Curator Mary
      McWilliams is now available from Yale University Press:

      <http://www.amazon.com/Traces-Calligrapher-Calligraphy-Practice-1600-190\
      0/dp/0300126328>


      Domains of Wonder: Selected Masterworks of Indian Painting
      Dallas Museum of Art
      November 18, 2007–January 27, 2008
      J. E. R. Chilton Galleries

      This show, exhibited recently at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
      features painting from the collection of the late Edwin Binney 3rd now
      at the San Diego Museum of Art. It features two marled paintings of a
      lady praying and a dervish, which were analyzed by the late Christopher
      Weimann.

      Catalog available:

      <http://www.amazon.com/Domains-Wonder-Selected-Masterworks-Painting/dp/0\
      937108340/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195672792&sr=1-1>

      In tandem with the above, the Dallas Museum of Art is featuring

      Indian Miniature Paintings from the David T. Owsley Collection

      November 18, 2007–January 27, 2008
      Focus Gallery II

      <http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org/Dallas_Museum_of_Art/View/Future_Exhib\
      itions/ID_190508>

      I have no idea if any marbled paper is on display, but perhaps one of
      our list members in Texas can tell us more?

      Finally, those of you in the UK may be interested in an exhibition at
      the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery .

      Indigo: A Blue to Dye For

      <http://www.brighton.virtualmuseum.info/exhibitions/indigo.asp>


      Enjoy!

      Jake Benson






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