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Islamic Calligraphy in China: Demonstration
Haji Noor Deen, Arabic calligrapher
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
**NOTE: Seating is first come first seated. The event will be closed once seating capacity is reached. No RSVPs necessary.**
Introductions by Shahzad Bashir, Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University.
HAJI NOOR DEEN MI GUANG JIANG, born in 1963 in Yucheng, Shandong Province in China, is a renowned master of Arabic calligraphy. Noor Deen brings an immense amount of knowledge in Islamic art and traditional thought to a modern audience. The focus of his work is a masterful calligraphic technique which uniquely fuses both the Chinese and Arabic arts. Noor Deen has received lecture and workshop invitations from some of the most renowned and prestigious institutions around the world. In 2005, a piece named “The Ninety Nine Names of God” was acquired and displayed by The British Museum and will be displayed permanently in the gallery of Islamic Art. His work has been displayed in galleries and museums around the world, often as the first Chinese/Arabic artist, including The British Museum, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, National Museum of Scotland and Harvard University Art Museum.
Monday, November 08, 2010 | 4:15 pm — 5:45 pm