"Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha" Conversation with the Curator
"Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha"
Conversation with the Curator
Join us for a conversation between HIAA President, Prof. Kishwar Rizvi (Professor in the History of Art, Islamic Art and Architecture, Yale University) and Dr. Massumeh Farhad (Senior Associate Director for Research, Chief Curator and The Ebrahimi Family Curator of Persian, Arab, and Turkish Art, Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art) about the ongoing exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art, Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, (December 18, 2021 - May 15, 2022).
Friday, May 6, 2022
12 pm EST on Zoom
Massumeh Farhad joined the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, in 1995 as associate curator of Islamic Art. In 2004, she was appointed chief curator and curator of Islamic art. She is a specialist in the arts of the book from sixteenth-century and seventeenth-century Iran. Dr. Farhad has curated numerous exhibitions on the arts of the Islamic world at the Freer and Sackler, including Art of the Persian Courts (1996), Fountains of Light: The Nuhad Es-Said Collection of Metalwork (2000), Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey (2005-6), The Tsars and the East: Gifts from Turkey and Iran in the Moscow Kremlin (2009), Falnama: The Book of Omens (2009-10), Roads of Arabia: History and Archaeology of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2012), and The Art of the Qur’an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (2016).