ANN: Islamic Art Lectures (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

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Join us for a weekend of Islamic Art exploration across the centuries and around the globe.

Dr. Stephennie Mulder presents:

“What is ‘Islamic’ about Islamic Art?: Expanding the Traditional Boundaries of Art History”

Friday, May 14, 2021, 11:00 AM (CDT)

Presented via Zoom by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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Dr. Nada Shabout presents:

“Mediating the ‘Islamic’ in Contemporary Art: A Reflection on Terminology and New Encounters”

Saturday, May 15, 2021, 3:00 PM (CDT)

Presented via Zoom by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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Dr. Stephennie Mulder is Associate Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a specialist in Islamic art, architectural history, and archaeology. She worked for over ten years as the head ceramicist at Balis, a medieval Islamic city in Syria, and has also conducted archaeological and art historical fieldwork throughout Syria, Egypt, Turkey, and elsewhere in the region. Dr. Mulder is the recipient of the Hamilton Book Award Grand Prize, the Syrian Studies Association Award, and Iran’s World Prize for Book of the Year for her book The Shrines of the ‘Alids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi’s and the Architecture of Coexistence (Edinburgh University Press, 2014). The book was also selected as an ALA Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title. She has appeared in media interviews and written editorials for media outlets such as the BBC, IB Times, al-Jazeera, the L.A. Times, Huffington Post, and U.S. News and World Report on cultural heritage issues, Islamic art, antiquities, and the history of sectarian relations in Islam.

 

Dr. Nada Shabout is a Professor of Art History and Coordinator of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, U.S. She is the founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey. Dr. Shabout is the Project Advisor for the Saudi National Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2019. She is the author of Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics (University of Florida Press, 2007); co-editor with Salwa Mikdadi of New Vision: Arab Art in the 21st Century (Thames & Hudson, 2009); and co-editor with Anneka Lenssen and Sarah Rogers of Modern Art in the Arab World: Primary Documents (Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2018).

 

These Lectures are sponsored by the Levant Foundation and the Humanities Research Center, Rice University, in partnership with Art of the Islamic Worlds, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston