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Old March 10th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #1
Jeff Krauss
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Default New Islamic galleries at the Met

I had meetings in New York last week and took time to visit the new Islamic Galleries at the Met.
Pictures are here:
Sorry about the poor picture quality, but many pieces are behind glass and flash photography is prohibited.

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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #2
Joel Greifinger
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Location: Massachusetts
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Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the pictures. I got to see the new wing this weekend, and it lived up to the excellent reviews I'd read. Here are a couple of related links: the first an article in Saudi Aramco World by Walter Denny on the construction of the exhibit


a video of the galleries, with curator's commentary


and a short notice and pictures by Julia Bailey from my hometown rug society newsletter on the opening (p.10-11)


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