From Istanbul To Bahrain
MASTERPIECES FROM THE SABANCI UNIVERSITY SAKIP SABANCI COLLECTION: 500 YEARS OF THE ART OF ISLAMIC CALLIGRAPHY, IS AT BAHRAIN NATIONAL MUSEUM.
Bahrain National Museum is hosting an exhibition of 86 calligraphic works as part of its 25th anniversary events. Oil paintings featuring examples of the art of calligraphy are also to be seen in this exhibition, which includes Islamic calligraphic manuscripts, examples of bookbinding, Ottoman period diplomatic documents and materials used by the calligraphic masters. Documentary films and special programs on the art of calligraphy accompany the exhibition. Through April 13.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Museum founder Sakıp Sabancı began assembling a collection of manuscript books in the 1970’s, consisting mainly of examples of calligraphy and copies of the Holy Quran. The collection has been shown in several museums around the world, most notably at the New York’s Metropolitan, the Paris Louvre and Berlin’s Deutsche Guggenheim.