Art Services International Exhibitions

Empire of the Sultans: Ottoman Art from the Khalili Collection

Guest Curator: Professor J.M. Rogers
Chair of Islamic Art and Archaeology, London University

At its zenith, the Ottoman Empire extended from Anatolia to the Balkans and Hungary, and included Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Arabia, and most of North Africa. This major exhibition highlights the rich artistic heritage of one of the most significant states in the history of Europe and the Middle East. Through over 250 objects ranging from arms, armor, and scientific instruments to textiles, treasury objects, and manuscripts, the show embraces every aspect of Ottoman art -- its expression in religious, military, administrative and daily life -- as well as the central role of imperial patronage in a dynasty which spanned more than six centuries. The Khalili Collection of Islamic Art is one of the largest of its kind in the world.


Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach, FL)     
The Detroit Institute of the Arts (Detroit, MI)     
The Albuquerque Museum (Albuquerque, NM)     
 Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts (New York, NY)    
Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR)     
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)     
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science (Greenwich, CT)     
Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, WI)     
North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC)     
Museum of Art, Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)    
Oklahoma City Art Museum (Oklahoma City, OK)     
Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, TN)     
Museum of Arts and Sciences (Macon, GA)     
Frick Art and Historical Center (Pittsburgh, PA)     

February 26 - April 5, 2000
July 30 - October 8, 2000
October 28, 2000 - January 7, 2001
April 26 - July 8, 2001
January 27 - April 8, 2001
August 1 - October 7, 2001
October 27 - January 27, 2002
February 16 - April 28, 2002
May 18 - July 28, 2002
August 17 - January 26, 2003
February 15 - April 27, 2003
May 16 - August 10, 2003
August 30 - November 9, 2003
November 29 - February 8, 2004


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