Smithsonian Institution Freer and Sackler Galleries

Stories of the Prophets and The Meaning of the Quran for Muslims Program

In 2016, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall, will host an exhibition featuring some of the world’s finest Qurans from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (TIEM), the first major exhibition of the Quran in the United States. These forty-eight manuscripts exemplify the highest degree of skill and sophistication in the arts of the book from the Islamic world. The exhibit is scheduled to open September 24, 2016 – January 29, 2017 and will be free of charge. EHF grant funds support two related panel discussions: (1) Stories of the Prophets, to be held during the exhibition’s opening weekend, and (2) The Meaning of the Quran for Muslims, to be held over the final week of the exhibition.

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