Polasek Museum hosts new summer exhibit that explores modern Islamic art

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"Arabesque" photo via Albin Polasek Museum Facebook

SPONSORED: The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens (Facebook | Website) is hosting a new exhibit called Arabesque: Contemporary Conversations from May 8 to August 19, 2018, in their Winter Park gallery.

Arabesque interprets traditional Islamic art through the eyes of contemporary artists in a variety of styles and mediums. The exhibit is a combination of works submitted through an open call to artists and a local private collection.

The open call asked artists to give a modern interpretation of the ancient style of arabesque art, which traditionally involves interlacing natural elements and geometric lines that are then repeated. The featured works were submitted by artists from countries like Canada, Israel, Iran, Bulgaria, Russian, Puerto Rico, and the United States as well as from the Islamic Artists of Orlando (FacebookWebsite) group.

A private collection will also be contributing to the exhibit and is owned by the local Jhaveri family who originates primarily from Pakistan, featuring miniatures and works by acclaimed
artists like Babar Gull, Hadia Moiz, and Abrar Ahmed.

The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens is located at 633 Osceola Avenue in Winter Park [GMap] and is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.

Click HERE to watch our recent Facebook Live tour of the exhibit with our friend, Jenny DeWitt, the Townie Tourist.

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