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Brigham Young University Museum of Art Holds Inaugural Exhibit of Islamic Art

Provo, UT, USA (February 28, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — “Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture” opened Friday, February 24th at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in Provo, UT. The show marks the first time that a major Mormon institution will present a show of Islamic art. Dr. Sabiha Al-Khemir, the project director, was the Founding Director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar.

The exhibition features more than 250 objects from 10 countries, 42 lending institutions and ten private collections. The largest lender is the Dar al-Athar-al-Islamiyyah (DAI) museum in Kuwait. The show will travel to three other museums across the United States including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Newark Museum and Portland Art Museum, OR. 

Brigham Young University Museum of Art ranks in the top 25 most attended art museums in North America, and is the most attended university art museum in the United States. Museum officials hope that the exhibition will build bridges of understanding and contribute to the local, national and international dialog focusing on the historic and creative contributions of Islamic Culture.

More information regarding Beauty and Belief is available at

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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