Islamic Art is going to be presented in May, 2014, in the Dallas Museum of Art. This is part of a great loan that this American Museum is receiving and that is renewable no less than in 15 years. What is even more amazing is that this is going to be, according to the Museum’s authorities, the largest Islamic Art Collection ever had in the entire United States.
Maxwell Anderson (who is Dallas Museum Director) said that it is an unparallel collection that gives them the opportunity to create new things like a gallery space to show the work made in a Keir Collection and also the museum will add a digital archive of the collection.
What is a Keir Collection?
Edmund de Unger was the one who assembled the pieces that included textile things, carpets, rock crystal, ceramics, works on paper and metal works.
Dallas Museum of Art will have the chance to show and explained through the artistic things it will have the story of a culture that has begun many centuries ago and that probably it is still unknown for many people. So, probably in May people in the United States will see a different part of the Islamic art and history.
Museums and galleries – thanks Lord- are a lot around the world. However, it seems that sometimes it becomes absolutely necessary to recognize the best ones and a way to do it is through awards, just like the Oscars or Emmys, etc.
Art Fund Prize is the name of the award that recognizes the labor and goodness of the Museums. This 2013 year the one to get the prize was the William Morris Gallery. This gallery was considered the best of the world due to its renovation made for the reopened of it in 2012.
This gallery shows in a very different way all the revolutionary things that Morris did during his life as a Victorian designer revolutionary and social activist. According to the site www.artfund.org, the judges who decide which gallery is going to receive the award said that this William Morris gallery has a high standard of curatorship.
In addition, as Morris believed so hard that art should be for everyone, inside the museum there is a reorganized and well done orangery extension that serves as a beautiful and peaceful café. The house in which the gallery is presented is a huge house, so it means that there are lots of art coming from Morris tan can be seen.