Press release: Nickle Arts Museum
Nickle Arts Museum and the New Calgary Rug Club are pleased to present:
Turkish Carpets: New Discoveries and Old Traditions in Anatolia
A Presentation by Dr Walter Denny
Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 2:00pm
Nickle Arts Museum, University of Calgary
434 Collegiate Blvd, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Tel) 220-7234
Renowned Turkish Art specialist Dr Walter Denny will be speaking at the Nickle Arts Museum on March 18, 2006 at 2:00pm. Dr Denny is an authority on the art and architecture of the Islamic world with particular focus on the artistic traditions of the Ottoman Turks, Islamic carpets and textiles, and issues of economics and patronage in Islamic Art. Dr Denny has extensive research experience in the Middle East, has curated a number of international exhibitions , and published widely. Recent books include The Classical Tradition in Anatolian Carpets (2002) and Iznik: The Artistry of Turkish Ceramics (2004). Dr Denny is Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Consulting Curator for Islamic Art at the Smith College Museum of Art, and the Charles Grant Ellis Research Associate in Oriental Carpets at The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. Tickets $15.00 (Students $10.00).