Word into Art:
Artists of the Modern Middle East

18 May – 3 September 2006
Room 35
Admission free

Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East is an exhibition based largely on the collections of the British Museum complemented by a number of loans. It demonstrates the imaginative ways in which artists across the Middle East and North Africa are using the power of the written word in their art today.

The exhibition includes wonderful examples of calligraphy transforming writing into art, books of poetry, and works which reflect current issues facing the modern Middle East.

Opening times
Daily 10.00–17.30
Open late Thursday & Friday until 20.30

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Link to Artist Biographies

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