Monday, February 3, 2014

Huge Islamic Art Collection Goes to Dallas Museum

Want to see Muslim art in the United States?

Until today, the two best museums to see that art were the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries in Washington, DC.

Soon, you can also go to the Dallas Museum of Art whose recent agreement with a private art collector will instantly make it the the third largest repository of Muslim art in the United States.

According to the New York Times, the collection comes from a private collector, Edmund de Unger, who amassed what The Times calls "one of the most important collections of Islamic art in private hands."

The Times reports that this acquisition (which will last for fifteen years) will help raise the profile of Islamic art in the Untied States.

Hopefully, once Dallas gets the art, they will make it available online so that students and others can view it.

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