Exhibitions: Byzantium and Islam

Byzantium and Islam

Age of Transition

March 14–July 8, 2012

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Eastern Mediterranean, from Syria across North Africa, comprised the wealthy southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire at the start of the seventh century. By that century’s end, the region was central to the emerging Islamic world. This exhibition will be the first to display the complex character of the region and its exceptional art and culture during the era of transition—from its role as part of the Byzantine state to its evolving position in the developing Islamic world read more

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