– The University of Texas at Arlington welcomes Michael Barry, lecturer in Near
Eastern Studies from Princeton University, for the UT Arlington Department of
Art and Art History’s Islamic Art and Culture Forum Nov. 3.
begins at 6 p.m. in the School of Architecture, Auditorium 204, 601 W.
Nedderman Drive. The event is free and open to the public.
Michael Barry, Princeton University lecturer and historian of the greater Middle East and Islamic world.
will share the significance of royal symbols including crowns and scepters, and
thrones guarded by twin heraldic beasts like lions or dragons. He will discuss
the importance of these symbols to several imperial powers across multiple time
recognized expert in Islamic art, Barry recently conceived the reorganization
of the New York Metropolitan Museum’s Galleries of Islamic Art, which is
scheduled to reopen this fall.
Islamic Art and Culture Forum is presented in partnership with the Aga Khan
Council for Northern Texas.
event is one of the many ways UT Arlington integrates diverse culture into the
academic experience, said Robert Hower, professor and chair of Art and Art History.
partnership to present internationally recognized speakers that focus on
Islamic art and culture is a significant and positive example,” Hower added.
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