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87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
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The Allen's collection is particularly strong in 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, Japanese prints, early modern art, African art, and more.

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Beyond the Surface: Text and Image in Islamic Art

September 6, 2012 - July 31, 2013
In Ripin Gallery

Beyond the Surface: Text and Image in Islamic Art

September 6, 2012 - July 31, 2013
In Ripin Gallery

This exhibition brings together exquisite examples of Muslim figurative and non-figurative art. Illustrated manuscripts and calligraphic samples from regions ranging from North Africa in the West to the Persian Plateau in the East will allow visitors to examine and take pleasure in some of the diverse aesthetic traditions of the Muslim world. This exhibition coincides with Professor Esra Akin-Kivanc’s courses “Visual Cultures of the Muslim World” and “Approaches to Islamic Art and Architecture.”

The exhibition was curated by Esra Akin-Kivanc, visiting assistant professor of art and religion, and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Oberlin College, with assistance from Anna-Claire Stinebring ’09.

Organized by

Esra Akin-Kivanc

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Religion

With assistance from

Anna-Claire Stinebring '09

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