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Culture and Spirituality in the Traditional Arts of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia
January 17, 2013 - February 17, 2013Free
Culture and Spirituality in the Traditional Arts of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia opens on January 17th at the Hite Art Galleries, Schneider Hall, on the University of Louisville’s Belknap campus. The show of over 100 works of art and artifacts comprises a wide variety of textiles, and examples of craftwork in leather, metal, glass, jewelry, felt, stone and clay. Textiles span a range of uses, including clothing, camel bags, pillows, curtains, fans, hats, shoes and window hangings. Metal wares cover a gamut from silver and brass vessels, jewelry and braziers, drinking and cooking vessels, and inlaid trays. Among wooden objects are antique lattice windows from Egypt. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 17th, 5:30-7:30pm in the Schneider Hall Galleries.