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Gallery Talk: The Transformative Power of Fire in Islamic Art

September 21, 2017
Meet in Griffin Court
Free with museum admission

For centuries, artists working with glass, pottery and metalwork used heat and their knowledge of chemistry to create beautiful and functional works of art. In this gallery talk, join Dr. Onur Öztürk to discover how artists of Islam created unique works of art while borrowing or reinventing techniques and motifs of other cultures.

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Turkey (Iznik), Two Tiles with Continuous Floral Pattern, Ottoman dynasty (1299-1923), c. 1560. Mary Jane Gunsaulus Collection.