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I thought some of the list members might be interested in the following announcement

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Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 17:36:53 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andras Riedlmayer <riedlmay@fas.harvard.edu>

The Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, is pleased
to announce a fall 1999 celebration of the arts of Ottoman Turkey

EXHIBITIONS

Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy from the Sakip Sabanci Museum,
Sabanci University, Istanbul

October 9, 1999 - January 2, 2000
Arthur M. Sackler Museum (ground floor)
Harvard University

Calligraphy-the art of beautiful writing-is the quintessential
visual art form of the Islamic world. Letters in Gold is the first
major exhibition to explore the splendid five-hundred-year tradition
of calligraphy from the Ottoman empire.  On display are works by the
most distinguished Ottoman calligraphers, such as Seyh Hamdullah,
Ahmed Karahisari, Hafiz Osman, and Sami Efendi.

This exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and
the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Following its venue at the
Harvard University Art Museums, the exhibition will be on view at the
Musee du Louvre, Paris, 17 March - 29 May 2000.  Letters in Gold and
its related programs have been made possible by SABANCI HOLDING/AKBANK,
Istanbul, Turkey. The exhibition is organized at the Arthur M. Sackler
Museum by Mary McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood Associate Curator of
Islamic and Later Indian Art.


A Grand Legacy:  Arts of the Ottoman Empire

October 9, 1999-January 2, 2000
Arthur M. Sackler Museum (second floor)

Founded 700 years ago, the Ottoman empire (1299-1922) at its zenith
stretched onto the continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe.  The ambition,
grandeur, and complexity of the empire were brilliantly expressed in the
arts.  This exhibition examines the grand legacy of Ottoman achievements
in painting, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork. Organized by Rochelle
Kessler, Assistant Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

SYMPOSIUM

Art, Empire, and Tradition: The Ottoman Achievement

Friday, October 8, 1999
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Arthur M. Sackler Museum
Free admission

In this full-day symposium, seven distinguished scholars will explore the
richness of the Ottoman artistic heritage, as evidenced in calligraphy,
architecture, textiles, and ceramics.  Speakers include:
Walter Denny, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M. Ugur Derman, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul
Oleg Grabar, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Heath Lowry, Princeton University
Louise Mackie, Cleveland Museum of Art
Gulru Necipoglu, Harvard University, Cambridge
J. Michael Rogers, University of London

Symposium Schedule:

9:00 - 9:15     Coffee

9:15 - 9:30     Welcome and Introductory Remarks - James Cuno

9:30 -10:15     "Husn-i Hat (Beautiful Writing):  The Apex of Ottoman
Religious Expression," Heath W. Lowry, Ataturk Professor of Ottoman and
Modern Turkish Studies, Princeton University

10:15-11:00     "The Ottoman Tradition of Calligraphy and Its Latest
Representative: Necmeddin Okyay," M. Ugur Derman, Professor, Mimar Sinan
University, Istanbul

11:00 - 11:45   "Calligraphy in Classical Ottoman Architecture:
Transformations in Form and Content," Gulru Necipoglu, Aga Khan Professor
of Islamic Art and Architecture, Department of the History of Art and
Architecture, Harvard University

12:00 - 2:00    Lunch

2:00 - 2:45     "Iznik and the Court Style," Walter Denny, Professor,
Program in Art History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2:45 - 3:30     "Patterns and Prestige: Silks Woven for the Ottoman
Sultans," Louise Mackie, Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art,
Cleveland Museum of Art

3:30 - 4:15     "From Spoils of War to Artistic Inspiration:  The
Collecting of Ottoman Art in 16th-18th Century Europe," J. Michael Rogers,
Professor, History of Art and Archaeology, School of Oriental and African
Studies, University of London

4:15            Closing Remarks


WORKSHOPS
Admission is free but due to limited space, registration is required.
Please call (617) 495-4402

Rhythms of the Pen:  Studio Workshop on Islamic Calligraphy

Mohamed Zakariya
Sunday, October 24
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts
24 Quincy Street

Floating Colors:  Studio Workshop on Paper Marbling

Feridun Ozgoren and Nan Freeman
Sunday, November 14
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts
24 Quincy Street


CONCERT
Free admission

An Evening of Classical Turkish Music

The EurAsia Ensemble
Sunday, December 5
7:30 p.m.
Paine Hall
3 Kirkland Street


GALLERY TALKS
Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Letters in Gold:  Ottoman Calligraphy from the Sakip Sabanci Museum,
Sabanci University, Istanbul

Sunday, October 17, at 2 p.m.
Emine Fetvaci

Saturday, November 13 at 2 p.m.
Mary McWilliams

Saturday, December 4 at 11:30 a.m.
Emine Fetvaci

Saturday, December 18 at 11:30 a.m.
Zeynep Yurekli

A Grand Legacy:  Arts of the Ottoman Empire

Saturday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Rochelle Kessler

Saturday, November 6 at 11:30 a.m.
Mary McWilliams

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