Middle East Studies

Collecting Islamic Art: A transcultural perspective

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

5:30pm – 7:00pm

The Department of History of Art & Architecture presents the 7th lecture in the 15-16 Lecture Series Art of the Ancient World & its Afterlife. “Collecting Islamic Art, 1865-1896: A transcultural perspective” by Mary Roberts, prof. of Art History & 19th century Studies, Univ. of Sidney. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 5:30pm, List Art Bldg. Rm 110

Mary Roberts, Professor of Art History and Nineteenth-century Studies, University of Sydney, is the author of Istanbul Exchanges. Ottomans, Orientalists and nineteenth-century visual culture, University of California Press, 2015 and Intimate Outsiders. The Harem in Ottoman and Orientalist Art and Travel Literature, Duke, 2007. She has co-edited four books: The Poetics and Politics of Place. Ottoman Istanbul and British Orientalism, Pera/University of Washington, 2011, Edges of Empire, Blackwells, 2005, Orientalism´s Interlocutors, Duke, 2002 and Refracting Vision. Essays on the writings of Michael Fried, Power 2000/2012. Roberts has been a Getty Scholar, CASVA senior fellow, YCBA fellow and Clark-Oakley Fellow. She has also been a visiting scholar at Northwestern University and is currently the Robert Sterling Clark Visiting Professor at Williams College, 2015-16. She is currently writing a book on Artists as Collectors of Islamic Art in the Nineteenth century. https://www.brown.edu/academics/art-history/upcoming-events-2015-16

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