MALA (Muslim American Leadership Alliance) is honored to partner with the Dallas Art Museum for a special showcase of the limited exhibit Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity on the evening of Saturday, September 17th, 2022.
The event will consist of a public program at the Museum which will feature a panel discussion with famed American philanthropist and diplomat, The Honorable Joanne King Herring, in conversation with Maha Khan, Philanthropist, and Chair. Renowned Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) and Cartier curator, Sarah Schleuning, will also discuss the scientific, historical, and contemporary issues surrounding the exhibition. Opening and closing remarks will be delivered by legendary fashion couture designer, Naeem Khan.
This special event will convene other formative leaders in American arts and culture. The public program will be followed by an exclusive V.I.P. reception where invited guests will have the opportunity to view the exhibit privately and network with some of the most influential leaders in arts, industry, and culture.
This major exhibition traces Islamic art’s influence on the objects created by Louis Cartier and the designers of the great French jewelry Maison from the early 20th century to today. The exhibition explores how Cartier’s designers adapted forms and techniques from Islamic art, architecture, and jewelry, as well as materials from India, Iran, and the Arab lands, synthesizing them into a modern stylistic language unique to the house of Cartier.
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