Touring the Jameel Prize Exhibition

Posted on February 14th, 2013 in Program Highlights

Students in HISTORY 87: The Islamic Republics: Politics and Society in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan received a docent- guided tour of the Jameel Prize: Art Inspired by Islamic Art Exhibition on February 13, 2013.  Offered by Prof. Robert Crews (Department of History), the course explores the meaning of revolution, state building, war, geopolitics, Islamic law, clerical authority, gender, an Islamic economy, culture, and ethnic, national and religious identities from the 1940s to the present.  Prof. Crews organized the field-trip to the Jameel Prize exhibition to further contextualize the students’ engagement with legal documents, poetry, novels, and memoirs on these issues. The tour was led by docent Brenda Holston. Photos from the tour are available here.

The Cantor Arts Center offers a variety of public tours throughout the week, and groups may take self-guided tours. Please visit the Cantor website for further information.

The 2011 Jameel Prize explores long-established practices of Islamic art, craft, and design within a contemporary framework, and is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in partnership with the Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives. Its presentation at Stanford is made possible in collaboration between the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Cantor Arts Center and by the generous support of the Cantor Arts Center Members. Admission to the museum is free.  Please click here for more information about the exhibition.

Photo Credit: Mark Rapacz, ICA


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