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Rebecca Lindsey is a member of the Visiting Committee in the departments of Musical Instruments and Islamic Art.
Rebecca Lindsey, Visiting Committee Member, Department of Musical Instruments and Department of Islamic Art
Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2012
A Metropolitan Museum patron interested in Islamic art in the 1880s would have found little of relevance on display.1 By 1910, however, the situation was very much improved, and in the century since then, the Islamic art displays at the Museum have become the largest in the Western world. This essay briefly describes the evolution of the display of Islamic art at the Metropolitan Museum—from the first largely visual exhibitions to the present scholarly organization by style, material, and civilization.
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