Friends @ Home Docent Event | Facing Mecca: Reflections of Islam in Art

March 6, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration for this event is required – please click here to register.

Islam has inspired a variety of sacred art, but the scope extends far beyond religious objects into the secular and cultural realms.

Calligraphy became the most highly regarded art form in West Asia, and its beauty spread across the world.

Come and be fascinated by the complexity and breadth of Islamic inspired art, through objects from the collection of the Asian Art Museum.

Steve Zilles is a Docent (since 2014) and Storyteller (since 2009) at the Asian Art Museum. He has long been interested in Asian art and has travelled extensively in West, Central, South, Southeast and East Asia, such places as Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, India, Tibet, Indonesia, Thailand, China Korea and Japan, and recently returned from trips to Morocco and Egypt. A Computer Scientist by profession, for 20 years he was involved in the development of standards for the World Wide Web, the languages people use to prepare their web pages for display on your computer or phone, where he has focused on support for all the worlds languages.