The Islamic World Through Art guided school tour starts Feb 12!
This tour helps students understand the Islamic World by closely examining European, Central Asian, and Asian art. Students will visit the Islamic, Indian, and Indonesian galleries and the special exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art. The art includes religious and secular objects—used by Muslims, Christians, and Jews—that share a common style, and tell a long story of cultural exchange. Through play acting and seeing, students explore the Silk Road, discovering who traveled it and why. Students look at the exotic and religious objects carried, and hear the great stories shared. They’ll see first hand how diverse Islamic art can be by looking at carpets, furniture, architectural details and luxury personal goods.
This free tour is designed especially for grades 5-12.