Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met’s Islamic Galleries

Opulent And Apolitical: The Art Of The Met’s Islamic Galleries

By Bilal Qureshi

Navina Haidar, an Islamic art curator at the Met, says she isn’t interested in ideology: “The only place where we allow ourselves any passion is in the artistic joy … of something that’s beautiful.”

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