Exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Monday, April 22, 2024

Exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts
Folio Describing the Prophet Muhammad’s Epithets; Page from a dispersed Mathnawi (‘spiritual couplets’) of Mir Hasan, late 18th century, India (probably Hyderabad), ink, colors, and gold on paper, Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of JoLynn M. and Byron W. Gustin, 2016.421a-b.

CINCINNATI, OH.- Explore the craftsmanship, skill, beauty and function of calligraphy from the ninth to the twentieth centuries in the special exhibition Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum September 7, 2018–January 27, 2019.

The exhibition features 55 works on paper including richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts, pages from the Qur’an, calligraphic practice sheets and political decrees from a myriad of countries, including Spain, Turkey, Syria, Iran and India. This diverse collection of artworks from the museum’s collection have never before been seen together. Many of these items are on public display for the first time.

The Cincinnati Art Museum has been acquiring Islamic calligraphy since the 1940s and houses one of the most significant collections in the Midwest. Collecting Calligraphy celebrates a recent gift to the museum from JoLynn and Byron Gustin. The Gustins, Cincinnati residents and active museum patrons, have been collecting Islamic calligraphy since the 1970s. The exhibition also includes works from the permanent collection, including a 1977 acquisition from Edwin Binney 3rd (1925–1986), the progenitor of one of the most important encyclopedic collections of South Asian and Persian painting in the US, now housed at the San Diego Museum of Art.

Cincinnati Art Museum Curator of South Asian Art, Islamic Art and Antiquities Ainsley M. Cameron organized the exhibition. “These sumptuous works of Islamic calligraphy reveal incredible skill and craftsmanship, offering a glimpse into cultures where the art of the book is revered,” says Cameron. “From the precise position of each line of text to the delicately drawn illumination, each detail works together on the page to create a unified composition.”

Collecting Calligraphy is on view in The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Gallery and Sara M. and Michelle Vance Waddell Gallery (G124 and 125), across from the museum’s Terrace Café, September 7, 2018–January 27, 2019. Admission is free and photography is permitted. A free catalogue is available to visitors in the exhibition galleries.

Today's News

September 10, 2018

Two exhibitions at the Meadows Museum give new insights into Salvador Dalí

Bulgarians held in Greece over museum 'miracle' oil daubs

Roman gold coins discovered in Italian theatre

National Gallery of Denmark turns selected works of art around to display their reverse

Exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts

Retrospective exhibition of Léon Wuidar opens at Rodolphe Janssen

Exhibition at The New-York Historical Society explores race in America

Nancy Blomberg: Remembering a museum trailblazer and thought leader

Exhibition at White Cube features large-scale installation, sculpture and works on paper by Mona Hatoum

'Treasures of the British Library' returns for a second series on Sky Arts

Laurent Grasso presents a set of brand-new works at Perrotin Paris

New works by British artist Terry Haggerty on view at von Bartha, Basel

Marianne Boesky presents a selection of new wall works from Anthony Pearson's Embedment series

Albertinum opens exhibition of works of the international Mail Art movement

Thomas Scheibitz develops a site-specific work for KINDL- Centre for Contemporary Art

Bernarducci Gallery opens solo exhibitions of works by Nathan Walsh and Mario A. Robinson

DC Moore Gallery opens an exhibition of new paintings by Barbara Takenaga

Sundaram Tagore Chelsea opens exhibition of new, abstract oil paintings by Judith Murray

Waverly's Sept. 13 auction features 15th to 18th-century books and manuscripts

Writers, chefs and musicians draw inspiration from Islamic art

Galerie Esther Woerdehoff opens Christian Vogt's first solo exhibition in France since 1990

Unseen works by modern British artist John Virtue displayed in iconic Fortnum & Mason

Kerlin Gallery exhibits semi-figurative paintings on wooden panels by Daniel Rios Rodriguez

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful