"The Arts of Islam" on display in Sydney

Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia will present The Arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection June 22-September 23, 2007.

The exhibition will feature "more than 350 rare and beautiful pieces of Islamic art from the Khalili Collection, including illuminated manuscripts and Qur'ans, colourful ceramics and enamelled objects, lustre-painted glass, lacquerware and finely woven textiles. It illustrates the breadth of artistic achievement in the Islamic world from early Islam in the 7th century to the early 20th century."