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The MET will reopen their Islamic art galleries 1 November 2011

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will be reopening their Islamic Art galleries 1 November 2011. The 15 new galleries include art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia. The renovated galleries houses the Metropolitan’s famous collection of Islamic art. The renovation began five years ago … read more

Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism

A special exhibition “Rugs and Ritual in Tibetan Buddhism” will take place through 27 March 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Around thirty works including Tibetan tantric rugs will form the installation. These rugs typically depict the flayed skin of an animal or human and, together with associated … read more

Radiance From the Rainforest

Review by Valerie Justin, Vanishing Textiles Gorgeous garments and accoutrements from pre conquest South America fashioned from the brilliantly colored feathers of birds from the Amazonian rain forests, are currently shown in the Michael Rockefeller wing of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. Titled “RADIANCE FROM THE RAINFOREST- Featherwork in Ancient … read more

Matisse, Art and Textiles – Exhibition review by Valerie Justin

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, until September 25th 2005.  Exhibition review by Valerie Justin. In Milan, at the 1999 ICOC a large exhibit showed paintings of the Renaissance and surrounding centuries, each accompanied by analysis of the Oriental Rugs in the paintings. In 400 years from now, if there are … read more