Venice and the Islamic World, 828-1797
After having been hosted in Paris and New York, this fascinating exhibition focused around the relationship between Venice and the Islamic world has been presented in Venice as well, finding an ideal venue in the Doge's Palace.

The hundreds of pieces displayed - including paintings, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, books and engravings - come from prestigious Venetian collections and from important European and American museums.

Curated by Stefano Carboni, the exhibit illustrates how the interaction between the two different cultures affected the development of artistic languages in Venice, from 828 (the year in which the relics of St Mark were purloined from Alexandria of Egypt) to 1797 (the year of the Venetian Republica's demise).

This unique exhibition stems from the collaboration between scholars from the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Musei Civici Veneziani.
Venice, Palazzo Ducale
July 28, 2007