Art Exhibit

23 Sep 2017


Islamic Pyrography

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
Few of a Kind Store/ Community Gallery

Umar Abdul-Ghaffar is a local Muslim artist who creates one-of-a-kind pyrography art with an Islamic message. Pyrography literally means "fire writing" in the original Greek. A collection of both functional and decorative items works will be on view at the Community Gallery. Join us to celebrate an Islamic twist on the art of decorating wood with a painted metal tool and heat!

28 Jan 2017


Symposium: Lion Attacking a Dromedary

Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 9:30am
Carnegie Museum of Art Theater
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, University of Pittsburgh's Department of History of Art and Architecture

The symposium commemorates Carnegie Museum of Natural History's reinterpretation and reinstallation of the popular diorama long known as "Arab Courier Attacked by Lions" and now named "Lion Attacking a Dromedary" during the 150-year anniversary of its original display at the 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle.

13 Sep 2016


Visions of Peace: Abstract Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 3:00pm to Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
Webster Hall Lobby, 4415 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh, PA. 15213
Sponsored By: 
Hoda Moustapha Calligraphy

Works of abstract Arabic calligraphy by calligrapher Hoda Moustapha with be displayed in an exhibition featuring a collection of 30 new drawings all depicting the word "peace." The exhibition will be open on September 13-15, from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

15 Jan 2016


The Gallery: Reaching Across the World: The Hand of Fatima

Friday, January 15, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (All day)
2425 Virginia Ave NW | Washington, DC 20037
Sponsored By: 
The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development

Opening Reception:

Friday, 15 January
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The symbol known as the Hamsa, or Hand of Fatima, in Arab and Middle Eastern culture, is also a potent symbol in cultures around the world, from Asia, Africa, Latin America and even to the tribal cultures of Native Americans. This exhibition will explore the origins, symbolism and interpretations of this potent design with objects from all these cultures, with examples and an audience-interactive lecture.
Exhibition continues January 15 - February 19, 2016


30 May 2015


She Who Tells A Story, Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Museum of Art

Join the Carnegie Museum of Art for a special opening day lecture from Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

24 Sep 2014


Islamic Art Exhibit

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Les Idees Gallery, Duquesne University
Sponsored By: 
Duquesne University

Islamic Art Exhibit Opening at Les Idees Gallery
Posted on September 3, 2014

The Christian-Muslim Dialogue Committee (CMDC) is sponsoring an exhibition of Islamic art featuring Pittsburgh-based artists in the Les Idees Gallery on the third floor of the Union.

The exhibit, which will run from Thursday, Sept. 4, through Tuesday, Sept. 30, supports the CMDC’s mission to provide a platform for multiple perspectives between Christians and Muslims, and to promote healthy and peaceful relationships.

Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 8:00am to Friday, August 30, 2013 - 8:30pm
Carnegie Museum of Natural History,4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

June 13 - November 15, 2013 Experience more than 7,000 years of largely unknown cultural history of the Arabian Peninsula in Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on view at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, June 22–November 3, 2013. Roads of Arabia examines the impact of ancient trade routes that traversed the peninsula, carrying precious frankincense and myrrh to the Mesopotamian and Greco-Roman world and allowing for a vibrant exchange of both objects and ideas.

A Kind of Alchemy: Medieval Persian Ceramics

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Sponsored By: 
Frick Art and Historical Center

The exhibition provides a beautiful and fascinating look at the diversity of ceramics made in ancient Persia (what is now present-day Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan). Produced for both the luxury and middle-class markets, these vessels, bowls, pitchers, and bottles reflect numerous cultural and artistic influences and an aesthetic sensibility that seems startling modern.


14 Mar 2013


The Art of Hajj

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Carnegie Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Museum of Art

In this collaboration between the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, take a fresh look at art through the lens of literature! Each month brings a new book selection related to an exhibition on view. Begin with a 15-minute gallery talk highlighting visual and literary connections. Then, converse with fellow readers and library staff in a casual museum setting. Book: The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter. Art: Selections from the permanent collection. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: CALL 412.622.3288

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