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Art and Architecture of the Deccan: a Conversation

Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art

Art and Architecture of the Deccan: a Conversation Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art | Events Calendar


With Navina Haidar and Phillip B. Wagoner

Greenwich Village / W Village

The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU | The Silver Center

Over the past decades, the study of Islamic material culture has been marked by increased scholarly attention to transcultural dimensions of art, architecture and archaeology. This interest coincides with an interest in histories of mobility generated by contemporary discourses of the global. It has taken a variety of forms, from attention to the modalities and effects of circulation - the result of diplomatic exchange and gifting, long-distance trade, or looting and reuse, for example - to research on media and regions that lie on the margins of the Islamic world, or outside the traditional boundaries of the canon. Points of Contact introduces some of the exciting new scholarship generated by these developments.


Navina Haidar
Curator, Department of Islamic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Phillip B. Wagoner
Professor of Art History, Department of Art and Art History; Professor, Archaeology Program, Wesleyan University