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Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World Film and Discussion

Date: 11/25/2013

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Room 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library

Cost: Free


Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World Film and Discussion, a Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys event.

This 90-minute film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. It explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, and revels in the use of color and finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East. Attend the film screening and gain insight on Islamic culture and participate in a discussion of the film afterward.

Professor Catherine Asher, University of Minnesota, will lead the discussion about the film. She is a specialist in Islamic and Indian art from 1200 to the present. She has traveled extensively to areas with sizable Muslim populations from Spain to China.

About Muslim Journeys Bookshelf
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a set of twenty-five books and three films about Muslim cultures and history. The collection and related events are intended to further discussion about diverse cultures of the Muslim world to communities across the United States.

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association.



  • Name: Mark Engebretson
  • E-mail: enge@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-625-9148
  • Sponsored by: University Libraries, Religious Studies, Art History, English, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, History, College of Liberal Arts




More information: http://www.continuum.umn.edu/event/islamic-art-mirror-of-the-invisible-world-film-and-discussion/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Susan Gangl, s-gang@umn.edu, 612-626-2281.

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