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Art of the Islamic World

Art of the Islamic World: A Resource for Educators
Edited by Maryam D. Ekhtiar and Claire Moore

Learn about art and culture of the Islamic world and glean ideas for supporting studies of English language arts, math, science, social studies, world history, and visual arts. Each of the units listed below is also available as a downloadable PDF.


These educational materials are made possible by The Olayan Group.

Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Folio from a Qur'an manuscript

Subject Areas: Visual Arts; World History
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Bowl with Arabic inscription

Subject Areas: English Language Arts; Visual Arts
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Textile fragment

Subject Areas: Geometry; Visual Arts
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Tughra (official signature) of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (reigned 1520–66)

Subject Areas: English Language Arts; Visual Arts; World History; Science
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The Damascus Room

Subject Areas: English Language Arts; Visual Arts; World History
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Elephant-shaped drinking vessel (kendi)

Subject Areas: Visual Arts; World History
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School Groups

Bring your students to the Museum! Request a guided (grades 1–12) or self-guided (pre-K–grade 12) school visit.

Exhibition Tour—The Royal Hunt: Courtly Pursuits in Indian Art
July 7, 2015
Free with Museum admission
Exhibition Tour—Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy
July 11, 2015
Free with Museum admission, though stickers are required
Exhibition Tour—The Royal Hunt: Courtly Pursuits in Indian Art
July 28, 2015
Free with Museum admission

Last updated: Sunday, July 5