Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

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The PBS Art Summer Festival will explore art and culture around the world. This week travel to nine countries and across 1,400 years of cultural history to explore the astonishing artistic and architectural riches of Islam. With the insights and commentary of leading art scholars from around the world, the film delves into the art of religious life in Islamic culture and into the secret world inside the palaces of the elite. From the extraordinary array of metalwork, textiles, paintings and architecture that illuminate the culture, filmmaker Rob Gardner sheds light on the shared histories of western and Islamic societies, revealing more continuity than division. Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon narrates.

  • TV: Islamic Art – Friday, 7/06 at 9:30 pm
  • TV: Tales from a Ghetto Clown – Friday, 7/13 at 9:30 pm
  • TV: The Kansas Symphony Orchestra – Friday, 7/21 at 9:30 pm
  • TV: Havana, Havana! – Friday, 7/28 at 9:30 pm