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In This Moment: Lovers in a Dangerous Time’: Narratives and Paintings of Layla and Majnun by Carlos Museum
March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Works of art have the power to prompt, provoke, and illuminate. In a series of lunchtime talks titled In This Moment, scholars discuss works of art that reflect their time and place and provide a framework through which we can reflect on issues of our own time as well.
In a talk titled ‘Lovers in a Dangerous Time’: Narratives and Paintings of Layla and Majnun, Dr. Farouk Mitha of the University of Victoria, Canada and the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), will situate and then transpose the continuing fascination with this love story, reflecting on ways it holds up a mirror in Muslim contexts, as well as for our current vulnerable and global moment.
This program is made possible by the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern USA, the social governing body of the Ismaili community in the southeastern region, who are committed to supporting educational outreach initiatives that raise awareness and understanding of Islam and the historical contributions of Muslims to society.
This program is held in conjunction with Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place, organized by The Newark Museum of Art and on view at the Carlos Museum through May 9, 2021.