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Art Gallery Lecture

September 6 – October 15, 2016
Pathways to the Divine: Prayer Rugs of the Middle East

“Islamic Art and Architecture” with Henry Luttikhuizen

Reception to follow (West Lobby)

Created to provide worshippers a space of cleanliness and direction, prayer rugs have strong symbolic meaning and a long aesthetic, cultural and religious history. Drawn from the extensive rug collection of Jim and Marcia Verbrugge, this exhibition features 13 middle eastern prayer rugs from the early 19th to the early 20th centuries. The rugs include wide-ranging imagery and designs intended to aid the worshipper, and come from several areas in Turkey, the Caucasus, Persia and Central Asia.

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