Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

A Room From Damascus in LA

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 4:00pm

Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451


Dr. Komaroff has served as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Curator of Islamic Art and Department Head, Art of the Middle East, since 1995. She is the author and editor of several books, including an edited volume entitled "Exhibiting the Middle East: Collections and Perceptions of Islamic Art" (Ars Orientalis, vol. 30, 2000), and has written numerous articles and book chapters on various aspects of Islamic art, particularly pertaining to Central Asia and Iran. Her exhibitions at LACMA include Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy from the Sakip Sabanci Collection, Istanbul (1999), The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003), Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, (2011), and Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East which is presently on display at LACMA. 

Presented by the Middle Eastern and Islamic Program and the History Department