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ARTH 3350 The Art of the Object/Islamic Art (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Unlike other traditions, much Islamic art comprises everyday objects—dishes, bowls, jugs, bottles, etc.—that are transformed into works of art by their forms and decoration. This seminar focuses on the manufacture, function, collecting and exhibition of these objects. The class will meet several times at the Museum of Fine Arts, and students will be expected to present a paper on an object in their collection.


Instructor(s): Sheila Blair

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 16-May-16