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Middle East and North Africa: Art & Culture

A guide to resources available through the LCC Library and online for research on the modern Middle East and North Africa.

Web Resources

Freer Sackler Gallery Smithsonian   One of the finest collections of Islamic art in the US, from the earliest century of Islam to present.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Nature of Islamic Art series of essays from the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History  featuring artists and works in the Met collections, essays, and historical context.

Modern Art Iraq Archive (MAIA)   This project documents and preserves modern art from the Iraqi Museum of Modern Art in Baghdad, much of which was lost or damaged in the aftermath of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture  The most comprehensive reference work on Islamic art and architecture all over the world.

Townhouse Gallery Cairo  Art gallery in Cairo with excellent coverage of contemporary regional artists.

Agial Gallery  Art gallery in Beirut with extensive roster of contemporary artists from all over the Middle East.

Arab Culture Fund  Organization promotes projects in cinema, performing arts, literature, music and visual arts, while facilitating cultural exchange and cooperation across the Arab world.

Artis  Dynamic organization that supports and promotes contemporary artists from Israel internationally.

Library catalog searches for topics in art

Here are some important subject headings to use in the Library catalog:

Art -- Arab countries

Art, Egyptian

Art, Mogul Empire

Art, Turkish

Art, Middle Eastern

Calligraphy, Arabic

Calligraphy, Persian

Islamic art

Jewish art

Ottoman art

Art -- (any country)

(Name of architecture site)

Islamic Art and Architecture

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