The Art of the Qur’an

A major exhibition of Qu’rans from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul, Turkey was held at the Freer | Sackler gallery in Washington D.C. from Oct. 22, 2016 – February 20, 2017.  

The exhibition featured 50 of the most important Qu’rans from the museum’s collection and represented a wide diversity in both geographic origin and time of creation. Qu’rans from as far afield as western Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and Egypt were exhibited.

An international conference was held in conjunction with the exhibit with scholars in attendance from all over the world.

The exhibit garnered wide interest and was attended by a variety of visitors from all regions of the United States representing all faiths.

TATV interviewed Simon Rettig, Assistant Curator of Islamic Arts in the Freer | Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution.

A landmark exhibition at the Freer | Sackler. The first of its kind in the United States.


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