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Ink, Silk, and Gold: A Family Activity Series



Islam is one of the most practiced religions in the world. If you practice Islam, your day starts with a call to prayer. Let the new exhibition Ink, Silk, and, Gold: Islamic Treasures from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston call you to the Cummer Museum.

Ink, Silk, and Gold will feature Islamic works of art dating from the 8th century to the 21st century. Though these pieces are from across the world, this is the first exhibition to be dedicated to showing the artwork as a collection.

The exhibition features golden-tipped pages from the Qur’an, ceramic pieces, and other items of various media that represent ancient Islamic tradition and culture. The Museum of Fine Arts began collecting these pieces over 130 years ago.

The exhibition is paired with a Family Guide that is available for pick up at the exhibition. The guide serves as an interactive activity packet as you navigate the exhibition geographically and chronologically. The activities in the guide will use ancient facts, cultural traditions, and artistic activities to educate the whole family. The activities are broken down into a series of posts:

  1. Family Activity Series: Cairo, Egypt
  2. Family Activity Series: Iznik, Turkey
  3. Family Activity Series: Northern India
  4. Family Activity Series: Spain and Northwestern Africa
  5. Family Activity Series: Bukhara, Uzbekistan

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