News Release: Arts and Humanities, International

Nov. 10,  2010

Emory's Carlos Museum Calligraphy Exhibits Coming to a Close

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Special exhibitions, “Traces of the Calligrapher: Islamic Calligraphy in Practice, c. 1600-1900” and “Writing the Word of God: Calligraphy and the Qur'an,” are in their final weeks at the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the Emory University campus, winding up Dec. 5.

Together, these exhibitions explore the significance of the role of calligraphy and calligraphers in the Islamic lands across several centuries and two continents. These complementary exhibits showcase Islamic calligraphy masterworks and related objects.

The museum will also have its annual holiday book sale Dec. 2-5 with 20 percent discounts on a variety of books, DVDs, gift items, games, calendars, cards and more.

Calligraphy demonstrations by Elinor Aisha Holland, artist-in-residence and student of Islamic calligraphy master, Ustad Mohamed Zakariya, from Nov. 10-12, will also be held.

For more information on Holland’s calligraphy demonstrations, other museum events, including bookshop sales and membership specials, visit

Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday noon – 4 p.m.

Admission: $8. Free for Carlos Museum members and Emory University faculty, students, and staff. Students, seniors, and children ages 6—17: $6 (Children ages 5 and under: Free). Telephone: 404.727.4282.

About the Michael C. Carlos Museum

The Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, located at 571 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets art and artifacts from antiquity to the present in order to provide unique opportunities for education and enrichment in the community, and to promote interdisciplinary teaching and research at Emory University. The Carlos Museum has grown to become one of the Southeast's premier museums with major collections of Greek and Roman, Ancient Egyptian, Near Eastern, Nubian, Ancient American, African, and Asian art, as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present.


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