Los Angeles, 6 June 2011, Art Media Agency, (AMA).
Until 5 September 2011, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is hosting “Gift of the Sultan”.
The “Gift of the Sultan” exhibition will display the gifts that were offered to the Islamic sovereigns in the past and will examine Islamic art via the universal tradition of present-giving. The museum decided to host this exhibition in order to highlight the complexity of this tradition in Islam.
The exhibition will feature objects dating from the eighth to nineteenth centuries and comprise more than 250 pieces from American, European and Middle Eastern collections. “Gift of the Sultan” will then be presented at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, from 23 October 2011 to 5 January 2012.
“We hope that Gifts of the Sultan will introduce new audiences to Islamic art by focusing on a practice shared by all cultures—gift exchange,” declared Linda Komaroff, LACMA curator of Islamic Art and department head of Art of the Middle East, as reported on artdaily.org.