A sweep through 1,400 years of Is­lamic art

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This ex­hi­bi­tion looks at the rich­ness and di­ver­sity of Is­lamic art by plac­ing his­toric and con­tem­po­rary art side by side. More than 100 ob­jects span­ning 1,400 years from the Ne­wark Mu­seum’s im­pres­sive Is­lamic art col­lec­tion are on dis­play, from ninth cen­tury ce­ram­ics to mod­ern cal­lig­ra­phy by Iraqi mas­ter Has­san Mas­soudy. Art from the some­times over­looked re­gions of South East Asia and East and West Africa is also in­cluded, along with jew­ellery, car­pets, pho­to­graphs and glass. Won­drous Worlds: Art and Is­lam Through Time and Place runs at the Ne­wark Mu­seum, New Jersey, un­til May 15. For more de­tails, visit www.newark­mu­seum.org.

Cour­tesy Ne­wark Mu­seum

17th-cen­tury Mughal em­peror Shah Ja­han and em­press Mum­taz Ma­hal (19th cen­tury, gold/ivory).

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