A sweep through 1,400 years of Islamic art
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.
17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and empress Mumtaz Mahal (19th century, gold/ivory).