al-Fann: Art from the Islamic Civilization - from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait -
In this summer 2013, the National Museum of Korea presents the special exhibition al-Fann: Art from the Islamic Civilization from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, introducing the highlights from The al-Sabah Collection, which is regarded as one of the world's finest Islamic art collections. Since the 7th Century, Islamic empires had exerted a strong influence on a vast area from Spain in the west to China in the east. This exhibition showcases a total of 367 treasures, including pottery, glass, metal, textile, stone, wood, jewelry, and miniature painting born through the time and space of the Islamic civilization. The exhibition is largely divided into two parts: the first part is focused on the characteristic elements of the Islamic art arranged in time sequence from the 8th to 18th century. The second part guides viewers to some of the quintessential elements of Islamic art expressed by calligraphy, various geometrical and arabesque patterns as well as a selection of luxurious jewelry which is widely praised as the gem of The al-Sabah Collection.
National Museum of Korea, SBS
The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait