Past Traveling Collections

Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place  

Featuring more than 100 extraordinary works of art from The Newark Museum of Art’s collections, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place  showcases the long history, vast geographic scope,  and cultural diversity of works of art in the Islamic world.

Two factors distinguish this exhibition: the inclusion of works from Southeast Asia and East and West Africa, areas largely overlooked in most exhibitions of Islamic art; and the inclusion of modern and contemporary works featured displayed side-by-side with historical objects.

Works in the exhibition cover a wide range of media spanning 1,400 years of artistry, from including carpets,  to textiles,   to jewelry, ceramics, glass, metal, paintings, prints, calligraphy, and photographs spanning 1,400 years of artistry.

This exhibition is no longer available for travel.

Tour History

Asia Society, Texas Center, Houston
September 23, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont
September 14, 2018 – December 2, 2018

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix
January 26 –  June 2, 2019

Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa
June 23 – October 6, 2019

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Emory University, Atlanta
January 23 – May 9, 2021

Katherine Anne Paul, Ph.D., former Curator, Arts of Asia, The Newark Museum of Art

Kimberli Gant, former Mellon Curatorial Fellow, Arts of Global Africa, The Newark Museum of Art

For information on NMOA’s traveling exhibitions contact:

Millicent Matthews
Manager, Traveling Exhibitions
The Newark Museum of Art
973- 596- 6660