Monday, August 2, 2010

Calligraphy Exhibits at Emory University, Decatur, Georgia

At the Carlos Museum at on the campus of Emory University, preparations are under way to present two exhibitions on Islamic calligraphy and the Qur’an. Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600–1900 and Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur’an open Aug. 28. These complementary exhibitions — on view through Dec. 5 — examine the artistry of calligraphy, folios from the Qur’an, and the tools used to create these works of art, while exploring the social significance associated with calligraphy. For more information, see the Emory website here.