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Imagine Me and You: Dutch and Flemish Encounters with the Islamic World, 1450–1750

By Harvard Art Museums
Art, Film, and Visual Studies, European History, Politics, and Societies, History of Art and Architecture, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Friday, June 21, 2024

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This detail from a print shows a crowded procession of men walking and on horseback.

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Friday, June 21, 2024

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Imagine Me and You unveils the vibrancy of multicultural exchange between the Low Countries (roughly modern-day Belgium and the Netherlands), then part of the Habsburg empire, and the Islamic world, in particular the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires that concurrently controlled much of Central and Southeast Europe, North Africa, and South, West and Central Asia. Prompted by the rich diversity of these empires, the exhibition explores a wide range of artistic, cultural, diplomatic, and mercantile interactions that took place either in person or through the peaceful exchange of objects, art, and ideas over the course of three centuries. This exhibition disrupts the persistent notion that war—in particular, religious strife between Christians and Muslims—dominated interactions between the Low Countries and the Islamic world.

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