I linked this in the post below, but it was buried at the bottom beyond the give-up point. I am often asked for suggestions of what to read regarding the Islamic world, and Saudi Aramco World has a great list of suggestions and reviews on a huge variety of topics concerning Islam. Check it out!
Anyone here from Michigan? There are often interesting things going on there. Grand Rapids will have an exhibition on Petra starting in April. Ann Arbor currently has one on life in Roman Egypt and one that looks oh-so-interesting called "Art of the Written Word in the Middle East." I love calligraphic ornamentation.
Obviously places like Washington DC, New York, London, and Paris are great places to see these kinds of thing. Sydney, Australia, is often a good place too- there was one in the textiles and ceramic of Central Asia earlier this year. There were hand-painted photographs from Turkestan, Inner Mongolia, and Tibet taken the early 1920s in Houston earlier this year too.
I'd love to go to Philadelphia to see the "Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur." And I want to go to "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World" at BYU- this one is actually a possibility. Or what about "Beyond the Bag" in Washington DC that discusses textiles as containers? "The Art of Rice" (Honolulu) "Asian Games" (Washington DC again), "The Art of Medicine in Ancient Egypt" (New York City) all sound good.
Or maybe we just need to go to Bonn, Germany. The King Tut exhibit is there now, one on art and culture in Jordan will be starting soon, and finally, one on Genghis Khan and the Mongols starts in June. I'd love to see that one.
So what am I doing in Idaho?