Friday, February 19
10:00 a.m. PT
Speaker: Ladan Akbarnia, Ph.D., Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art at The San Diego Museum of Art
What goes behind the conceptual planning of a major exhibition? How do museums present and communicate new or unfamiliar narratives to local and international audiences? In this online presentation, Dr. Ladan Akbarnia, Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art at The San Diego Museum of Art, engages the audience in the planning phase of Wonders of Creation: Art, Science, and Innovation in the Islamic World (working title), opening in summer 2024. Funded by a generous external grant to be announced in early 2021, Wonders of Creation will explore the blurred boundaries of art and science in the Islamic world from the 7th century to the present day, emphasizing the collective contributions of artists, polymaths, patrons, and conservators through illustrated manuscripts, scientific instruments, coins, portable arts, architectural elements, and contemporary art.
Reserve your spot by clicking on this link. All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place. Space is limited.
This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.
Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.
Featured: Drawing mounted on an album page with marbled borders and margins (detail), India, ca. 1600. Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, mounted on an album page. Edwin Binney 3rd Collection. 1990.459.