Major Islamic art exhibit opens at Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art

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PROVO, UT.- The largest traveling survey exhibition of Islamic art ever assembled in the United States opened this week at Brigham Young University’s Museum of Art. The BYU MOA is the premiere venue for “Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture”. Under the direction of Dr. Sabiha Al Khemir, the exhibition features more than 250 objects from 10 countries, 42 lending institutions and 10 private collections. “It is our hope that these works of art and the meaning and spirit they convey will enable our students, the Utah Mormon and Muslim communities and people all across the nation to develop a greater understanding and shared sense of purpose and affinity one with another,” said Dr. Stephen Jones, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. As part of the exhibition, visitors will explore both masterpieces and modest works