On our way to southern Utah, we stopped to see a special exhibit on the "Arts of Islamic Culture" at BYU's Museum of Art. (This was the main reason I went along on the trip, I have to admit.)
The exhibit is really well done--it was nice to see works of Islamic art from so many parts of the world and different time periods, and to learn a little more about how the writing, art, architecture, and design are all tied together through Islamic culture and belief.
It's a beautiful collection--I miss not living in a place where I can see elements of Islamic art on a daily basis, as we did in the UAE, so it was a very welcome experience for me. I'm happy that I can still read Arabic, a little--I wish I had learned more while I was living in the Middle East (because it's a lot harder to carve out time for it here)--my vocabulary is so limited. K and C have forgotten a lot, which I think is sad, but they don't seem to mind.
After the exhibit we visited the interactive Education Pavilion inside the museum, which was also wonderful.
|Astrolabe activity in the Education Pavilion|
|Puzzle activity in the Education Pavilion|
|Tree of Wishes in the Education Pavilion|
|Arabic alphabet iPad activity in the Education Pavilion|