Land of Deseret: Islamic Art Exhibit at BYU

Detail from Calligraphic Scroll, one of the pieces that will be part of BYU's upcoming exhibition, "Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture."

Muslims and Mormons.

The two religions are rarely mentioned in the same sentence, but BYU's Museum of Art is trying to change that with an exhibit featuring Islamic art from around the world.

"It was amazing how many times people found the same values found in the Mormon traditions and culture also in (Islamic culture)," said Sabiha Al Khemir, the project's director.


I'm going to see the exhibit this weekend and I promise that I'll give you a full report on the exhibit.

Interesting reading:
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