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Isfahani Architecture: Modeling Beauty in Diversity – Opening Reception

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us for our fall exhibition opening for Isfahani Architecture: Modeling Beauty in Diversity.

Does the focus on geometry in Islamic art mean anything? Or is it just an ornamental convention?

The photographs of Saïd Nuseibeh suggests the former and, in this exhibit at the Badè Museum, he illustrates his thoughts with a selection of recent images from Isfahan, Iran. Featuring largely Safavid mosques and palaces (from the 16-18th centuries C.E.), Saïd has created intricate peaceful compositions that are simultaneously calm but vigorous in their animated designs. Tethering these two polar qualities, each photograph offers a rich opportunity for meditation and reflection. As the subjects span centuries and differ widely in their materials, the exhibit offers a unique perspective on the character and intention of Islamic art in Iran. The Badè Museum invites you to savor this experience with us.

Details

Date:
September 27
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology
1798 Scenic Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
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Phone:
510/849-8200
Website:
psr.edu/bade