New Exhibit on Islamic Influence on Italian Art at the Getty

''The Arts of Fire: Islamic Influences on the Italian Renaissance'' will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, through September 5, 2004. The arrival in Italy of easily transportable objects such as textiles, carpets, metalwork, and ivories, as well as ceramics and glass, helped spread and popularize motifs and styles from the Islamic world.

This exhibition of more than 40 objects is drawn from the Museum's collection as well as from the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.