Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Art: New Museum Practice

Walter B. Denny will hold a lecture ‘Carpets, Textiles and Islamic Art: New Museum Practice in the 21st Century’ Saturday 11 May 2013 at 10.00 am for the Textile Museum Associates of Southern California. This lecture will take place at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Los Angeles.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York reopened their Islamic Art galleries 1 November 2011 after 5 years renovation. Photo courtesy Seref Ozen

His illustrated lecture will include the planning and implementation of the new galleries at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and will concentrate on the enhanced displays of carpets and textiles. Prof. Denny will also discuss the role of textiles and carpets in other new or renovated Islamic art departments and museums, including the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, the Louvre in Paris, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the David Collection in Copenhagen, and the forthcoming Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.

Admission TMA/SC Members: Gratis,  Guests:$10

More information: Textile Museum Associates of Southern California

Location: Luther Hall,  Lower Level, St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, 3590 Grand View Blvd. Los Angeles