Washington: The Art of the Qur'an
at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Organized in partnership with the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum in Istanbul, this exhibition is presenting more than sixty of the most important Qur’an manuscripts ever produced in the Arab world, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. Renowned for their superb calligraphy and illumination, these manuscripts cover nearly 1000 years of history, from the eighth century in Damascus to the seventeenth century in Istanbul. Most of these works, which come out of Turkey for the first time for the vast majority, are absolutely unique and exceptional.
Until February 20th. Www.asia.si.edu