Empire of the Sultans: Ottoman Art from the Khalili Collection
Guest Curator: Professor J.M. Rogers Chair of Islamic Art and Archaeology, London University
At its zenith, the Ottoman Empire extended from Anatolia to the Balkans and Hungary, and included Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Arabia, and most of North Africa. This major exhibition highlights the rich artistic heritage of one of the most significant states in the history of Europe and the Middle East. Through over 250 objects ranging from arms, armor, and scientific instruments to textiles, treasury objects, and manuscripts, the show embraces every aspect of Ottoman art -- its expression in religious, military, administrative and daily life -- as well as the central role of imperial patronage in a dynasty which spanned more than six centuries. The Khalili Collection of Islamic Art is one of the largest of its kind in the world.
Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach, FL) The Detroit Institute of the Arts (Detroit, MI) The Albuquerque Museum (Albuquerque, NM) Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts (New York, NY) Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR) Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) Bruce Museum of Arts and Science (Greenwich, CT) Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, WI) North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC) Museum of Art, Brigham Young University (Provo, UT) Oklahoma City Art Museum (Oklahoma City, OK) Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, TN) Museum of Arts and Sciences (Macon, GA) Frick Art and Historical Center (Pittsburgh, PA)
February 26 - April 5, 2000 July 30 - October 8, 2000 October 28, 2000 - January 7, 2001 April 26 - July 8, 2001 January 27 - April 8, 2001 August 1 - October 7, 2001 October 27 - January 27, 2002 February 16 - April 28, 2002 May 18 - July 28, 2002 August 17 - January 26, 2003 February 15 - April 27, 2003 May 16 - August 10, 2003 August 30 - November 9, 2003 November 29 - February 8, 2004