When August 17, 2019 at 12:00pm 4 hrs 45 mins
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This film explores the splendor of Islamic art on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The Louvre in Paris. The term "Islamic art" — coined by 19th century art historians — includes all art produced in Muslim lands from the 7th century forward, from Spain to Morocco, Egypt, the Middle East, Central Asia and India, to the borders of China. Narrated by Philippe de Montebello, the former director of The Met, this edition of Great Museums examines the extraordinary artistic masterpieces in the museums' Islamic Art collections, and reveals a surprising number of connections that unite Western and Islamic traditions, in art, science, and literature. View Great Museums: The Art of Islam from the Met and the Lourve, before or after you participate in a free art-making activity, Third Saturday for Families: Calligraphy Self-Portraits, hosted in the Emma Eccles Jones Education Center Classroom from 1–4 pm.