Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible WorldIslamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
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Visit nine countries across 1,400 years of history to explore the artistic riches of Islam.
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This 15-minute video tour explores some of the most intriguing and beautiful works of Islamic art, architecture and artisanship in and around Djenne, Mali.

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About the Program

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World 
was featured in the 2012 PBS Arts Summer Festival. 

Premiere Date: July 6, 2012

Travel to nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the astonishing artistic and architectural riches of Islam. With the insights and commentary of leading art scholars from around the world, the film delves into the art of religious life in Islamic culture and into the secret world inside the palaces of the elite.

From the extraordinary array of metalwork, textiles, paintings and architecture that illuminate the culture, filmmaker Rob Gardner sheds light on the shared histories of western and Islamic societies, revealing more continuity than division. Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon narrates.

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World 
was produced by Unity Productions Foundation.

Art Objects from the Islamic World

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