islamic art at the M.E.T. museum
Come with me to the MET Museum in New York City and let’s check out the Islamic art. We noticed some issues with how Afghanistan was credited in the exhibit (will get to that later), but this was an overall beautiful exhibit. The MET’s collection of Islamic art ranges in date from the seventh to the twenty-first century. Its more than 15,000 objects reflect the great diversity and range of the cultural traditions of Islam, with works from as far westward as Spain and Morocco and as far eastward as Central Asia and Indonesia. Comprising both sacred and secular objects, the collection reveals the mutual influence of artistic practices such as calligraphy, and the exchange of motifs such as vegetal ornament (the arabesque) and geometric patterning in both realms.