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Teacher Workshop: Doris Duke and the Art of Islam

Friday, 1:30-5:30, concert at 8 pm
Saturday, 8:30 am - 1 pm
Sunday, 12:30 - 4:30 pm

In this multi-part workshop in conjunction with the dramatic exhibition Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, educators will have the opportunity to mix and match events according to their interests and schedules. Friday will focus on Qawwali music of Pakistan, including an artist talk and a UMS concert by Asif Ali Khan as the starting points to explore the practice and music of Sufism, one sect of Islam. Saturday will examine the visual arts of Islam, especially the rich variety of media, from tile mosaics and textiles, to calligraphy and manuscript illustration. A hands-on component will be included. On Sunday, participants will approach Islamic art from a historical and religious perspective, putting it in the context of the development and diversity of Islam. Each day will include a tour of the Doris Duke's Shangri La exhibition but each tour will look at different objects and aspects of the installation. All participants will receive a packet of contextual material and lesson plans. SCECHs will be available. Meetings will be held in the multipurpose room, the galleries and Rackham Auditorium.

The exhibition Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art was organized by The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, which is also providing generous support for its presentation at UMMA and national tour. Additional lead support for UMMA's installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System and the University of Michigan Office of the President. Other generous support is provided by the Monroe-Brown Foundation Discretionary Fund for Outreach to the State of Michigan, the Katherine Tuck Enrichment Fund, and the University of Michigan Center for South Asian Studies, CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, Department of the History of Art, Institute for Research on Women & Gender, Institute for the Humanities, Islamic Studies Program, and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.
Friday, 21 March, 2014
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Advance registration required: jannwes@umich.edu

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