Friday, March 7, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
This ninety-minute film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and more than 1,400 years of history. It explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and the play of light in monumental mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings, and metal work. It revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. The film also examines the unique ways in which Islamic art turns calligraphy and the written word into masterpieces and develops water into an expressive, useful art form. This film is part of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys and is being shown in conjunction with the Let's Talk About It book discussion series.