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Richmond, VA 23220

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November 2017

Islamic Art Symposium

November 2 @ 4:30 pm - November 4 @ 5:30 pm
VMFA, 200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free - $10

The Islamic Arts Symposium is co-sponsored by VCUarts, VCUarts Qatar and the Qatar Foundation and has been held every two years since 2004.   The question of what the term “Islamic art” means is challenging. Is it even a useful term? Are there any better alternatives? The problem is particularly difficult when addressing modern and contemporary art. Does the work of art have to be made by a Muslim? Or does the artist have to come from the Middle East?…

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