The Illinois Humanities Council, in partnership with the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), and the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) present…
Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World
Join us for a film screening and panel discussion of Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, a documentary film narrated by Susan Sarandon.
This new ninety-minute film takes audiences on an epic journey across nine countries and over 1,400 years of history. The film explores the richness of Islamic art in objects big and small, from great ornamented palaces and mosques to the exquisite beauty of ceramics, carved boxes, paintings and metal work. It finds commonalities in a shared artistic heritage with the West and East.
A post-screening panel will discuss issues raised by the film to help a public audience become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S.
This event is presented as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys, a program designed to provide opportunities for informed discussion about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world.
For more information on Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, please visit islamicart.tv.
We are pleased to partner with the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) and the Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) during its Takin’ It to the Streets: Urban International Festival, June 15th in Marquette Park. The festival bridges cultural divides by connecting diverse racial, ethnic, and religious communities.
This event is part of “Bridging Divides,” a series that draws on the humanities to help local communities address seemingly intractable social, cultural and political divides. The “Bridging Divides” series is made possible in part by the generous support of The Boeing Company and is part of the IHC’s Conversations on Contemporary Issues program.