Race & Gender in Islamic Art and Visual Culture

Date, time, location

Friday, April 19, 2024
9:00 am to 1:15 pm EDT

Hallock Auditorium

122 Elm St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Generously supported by Oberlin College’s Art History Department and the University of Michigan, this two-day symposium will bring together leading experts who seek to acknowledge the ways in which race and gender converge and jointly impact codes of representation in Islamic image-making practices over time. Exploring the artistic traditions of the lands of Islam writ large—from the Middle East to the United States and from the medieval period to today—the papers address the question of how the visual cultures of the Islamic world can help expand, refine, and problematize the intersections of race and gender beyond Euro-American spheres.

Art credit: Late 12th or early 13th century, Rayy, Iran. Earthenware with lustre-painting on an opaque white glaze. 8.9 x 31.1 cm. Aga Khan Museum inv. no. AKM739.

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