Freer and Sackler: Honoring Esin Atıl Symposium

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February 20, 2021
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
Islamic History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian History / Studies

Scholar, curator, teacher, mentor, and trail blazer, Esin Atıl (1937–2019) was all of that and more. Her groundbreaking exhibitions and publications covered a wide range of topics and set new standards in the field of the arts of the Islamic world for their content, design, and presentation. This gathering of leading international art historians will reflect on the remarkable career of one of the first female curators in her field of expertise and assess her success in bringing unrivaled attention to the arts and cultures of the Islamic world. 
Speakers include: 
Doris Behrens-Abouseif, Professor Emeritus, SOAS University of London 
Walter Denny, University Distinguished Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Oya Pancaroğlu, Professor, Boğaziçi University 
Julian Raby, Director Emeritus, Freer and Sackler 
Günsel Renda, Adjunct Professor, Koç University 
Marianna Shreve Simpson, Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania 
Zeynep Simavi, Director, Istanbul Branch at American Research Institute, Turkey 
Zeren Tanındı, Professor, Uludağ University 
Massumeh Farhad, Senior Associate Director for Research, Chief Curator, and The Ebrahimi Family Curator of Persian, Arab, and Turkish Art and

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Lizzie Stein

Scholarly Programs and Publications Specialist

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art