21 Apr LACMA presents Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East
Visiting Sunday, May 3rd 1 PM during art weekend LA.
Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East
Ahmanson Building, Level 4
In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions, these artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods. LACMA has only recently begun to acquire such work within the context of its holdings of Islamic art, understanding that the ultimate success and relevance of this collection lies in building creative links between the past, present, and future. Islamic Art Now marks the first major installation of LACMA’s collection of contemporary art of the Middle East.
As the first of a two-part program, this exhibition features approximately 25 works by artists from Iran and the Arab world, including Shirin Neshat, Susan Hefuna, Lalla Essaydi, Mitra Tabrizian, Mona Hatoum, Hassan Hajjaj, Wafaa Bilal, Barbad Golshiri, and Youssef Nabil, among others.
This event requires general admission ticket from LACMA
$10 Seniors (62+) & Students with ID
FREE Children (17 and under)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036
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