The Rise of Islamic Art

Friday, 12 July | 10:00 | Wednesday, 9 October | 18:00

This exhibition draws on the Museum’s Islamic art collection to explore the personal and professional life of Calouste Gulbenkian and his collecting activities during the first decades of the 20thcentury. Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian (1869-1955) was of Armenian origin, born in the Ottoman Empire, and educated in Europe. Throughout his adult life he brought together these … Continue reading The Rise of Islamic Art