Texas: Islamic art and scientific objects on exhibit at Dallas Museum

 
 
Planispheric Astrolabe from Spain made from cast and engraved brass.
Planispheric Astrolabe from Spain made from cast and engraved brass.
Dallas Museum of Art

A new exhibit in Dallas showcases 150 rare Islamic works of art and scientific objects that explore the use and meaning of light. The exhibit, Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World opened last weekend at the Dallas Museum of Art. Nur is the Arabic word for light. The Dallas Museum of Art will be the only venue outside of Europe to host the exhibit, which premiered in Spain in October. It runs in Dallas through June 29. Objects on display include manuscripts illuminated with gold and color pigments and objects made from precious and semi-precious stones in addition to scientific objects including sundials and astrolabes.

Details: www.dma.org or 214-922-1200.

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