Arts & Culture

Ceramic dish with lustre decoration; it portrays a giraffe accompanied by its groom.
Ceramic dish with lustre decoration; it portrays a giraffe accompanied by its groom.
Gifts of the Fatimids
Gifts of the Fatimids
22 December 2017

Jonathan M. Bloom, University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art, Boston College

Curator of the event, Al-Qawi Tazal Nanavati, speaks to Felice Dubion, Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her husband.
Curator of the event, Al-Qawi Tazal Nanavati, speaks to Felice Dubion, Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her husband.
"Tranquility" Art Exhibition Showcased at Glenview Jamatkhana
"Tranquility" Art Exhibition Showcased at Glenview Jamatkhana
15 October 2017

Art Exhibition draws visitors to Glenview Jamatkhana 

"Red Hibiscus"
"Red Hibiscus"
An Artist’s Versatility
An Artist’s Versatility
30 August 2017
Painting different subjects in varying styles, an artist illustrates her talent.
Abbos Kosimov’s virtuoso performance as he plays on three doyras simultaneously.
Abbos Kosimov’s virtuoso performance as he plays on three doyras simultaneously.
Sounds of the Silk Road
Sounds of the Silk Road
10 July 2017

An enraptured audience of over 100 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas experienced the magical journey into times long past. Co-sponsored in April 2017 by the Aga Khan Music Initiative and the Aga Khan Council for Central US, the event showcased the extensive musical heritage of Central Asia. 

A finished metal sculpture on its base, with tile mosaics.
A finished metal sculpture on its base, with tile mosaics.
Iconic Metal Sculptures: a Gift from the Jamat for Diamond Jubilee
Iconic Metal Sculptures: a Gift from the Jamat for Diamond Jubilee
10 July 2017

The process of designing and building of the sculptures for Imamat Day celebrations.

 
STEP teacher serving as a tour guide for the guests.
STEP teacher serving as a tour guide for the guests.
Dallas Museum of Art Hosts Event on Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Dallas Museum of Art Hosts Event on Aga Khan Award for Architecture
10 July 2017

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) found a new platform at the Dallas Museum of Art, as 175 people from across the Dallas area learned about the award and its history in October. The UT Arlington students and STEP teachers from the Ismaili Muslim community explained the projects' architectural elements and their impact.

The Ismaili Dance Ensemble that performed at the Navroz celebrations in Houston, TX.
The Ismaili Dance Ensemble that performed at the Navroz celebrations in Houston, TX.
Navroz Programs at Museums in Atlanta and Houston
Navroz Programs at Museums in Atlanta and Houston
8 July 2017
Spring Comes to Children’s Museums in Houston and Atlanta.
"Kalilah and Dimnah" brought together diverse talents from the Atlanta Jamat and provided an artistic platform to showcase cultural heritage and shared values through animal fables from the Aga Khan Museum’s "Two Crafty Jackals," by Elizabeth Laird.
"Kalilah and Dimnah" brought together diverse talents from the Atlanta Jamat and provided an artistic platform to showcase cultural heritage and shared values through animal fables from the Aga Khan Museum’s "Two Crafty Jackals," by Elizabeth Laird.
Arts and Culture Brings a Community Together
Arts and Culture Brings a Community Together
6 July 2017

Art is a powerful medium in fostering a spirit of community togetherness.

Plate 8: Bowl, painted in luster on an opaque white glaze, Egypt, 11th-12th century. Around the rim, the word “al-yumn” (prosperity) is repeated. The elongation of the letters alif, lam creates a unifying rhythm over the undulating foliated scrolls.
Plate 8: Bowl, painted in luster on an opaque white glaze, Egypt, 11th-12th century. Around the rim, the word “al-yumn” (prosperity) is repeated. The elongation of the letters alif, lam creates a unifying rhythm over the undulating foliated scrolls.
Pluralism through the Lens of “Spirit and Matter”
Pluralism through the Lens of “Spirit and Matter”
4 July 2017
Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir illustrates the diversity and pluralism in the Islamic world through descriptions of art from the Keir Collection, including a magnificent Fatimid-era rock crystal ewer exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2016. 
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