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6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

October 7 - November 12

Islamic Art Revival Series (IARS) presents the 6th Annual Juried International Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art at the Irving Art Center, in Irving Texas.

Exhibiton dates: Saturday October 7th to Sunday November 12th, 2017.

IARS is pleased to announce Dr. Linda Komaroff as the esteemed juror for this year’s exhibition. Dr Komaroff is one of the best known Curator of Islamic Art in the USA. She is a Senior Curator at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, California.

Linda Komaroff has served as LACMA’s curator of Islamic art since 1995. Her exhibitions at LACMA include The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003); A Tale of Two Persian Carpets (2009); and Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts (2011). The latter was the first major exhibition on Islamic art organized by an American institution to travel to the Middle East, to the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha (2012), where Dr. Komaroff was the guest curator.

Among her contemporary exhibitions are: Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, Part 1 (2015) and Part 2 (2016). Combining historirical and contemporary art, her next international loan exhibition for LACMA, In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art, is scheduled for 2018.

Curator: Shafaq Ahmad, Art Director, Islamic Art Revival Series

IAC Exhibition Director: Marcie Inman

Opening reception for the artists will be held at the Irving Arts Center on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062.

Dr. Linda Komaroff, Curator of Islamic Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) California, who is also the Juror of this exhibition is the Keynote Speaker.

IARS produces a full-color exhibition catalog.


October 7
November 12


Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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