Great Museums® Television’s newest documentary, “The Art of Islam at the Met and the Louvre: Foreign Yet Familiar,” debuted on national public television in May 2019 and continues to air in key markets around the country.
Narrated by Philippe de Montebello, former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the hour-long HD film showcases works of art that highlight the shared cultural heritage of our interconnected world.
The objects on display in the Islamic galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York—and the Louvre in Paris—reveal a roadmap of connections. They explain why the “foreign” seems familiar. The art of Islam reflects 14 centuries of changing political and cultural landscapes—across three continents. Unraveling this tangled history with the help of noted Islamic scholars, the GREAT MUSEUMS film highlights some of the social, cultural – and territorial influences that are part of the stories told by these two museums.
FOR EDUCATORS: A curriculum resource on Islamic Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art of the Islamic World: A Resource for Educators
Edited by Maryam D. Ekhtiar and Claire Moore
Learn about art and culture of the Islamic world and glean ideas for supporting studies of English language arts, math, science, social studies, world history, and visual arts.
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*as of July 2019
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