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Honoring Esin Atıl
Scholar, curator, teacher, mentor, and trail blazer, Esin Atıl (1938–2020) was all of that and more. Her groundbreaking exhibitions and publications covered a wide range of topics and set new standards in the field of the arts of the Islamic world for their content, design, and presentation. This gathering of leading international art historians will reflect on the remarkable career of one of the first female curators in her field of expertise and assess her success in bringing unrivaled attention to the arts and cultures of the Islamic world.

Speakers include:
Doris Behrens-Abouseif, Professor Emeritus, SOAS University of London
Walter Denny, University Distinguished Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Oya Pancaroğlu, Professor, Boğazliçi University
Julian Raby, Director Emeritus, Freer and Sackler
Günsel Renda, Professor, Koç University
Marianna Shreve Simpson, Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
Zeynep Simavi, Director, Istanbul Branch at American Research Institute, Turkey
Zeren Tanındı, Professor, Uludağ University

Facilitator:
Massumeh Farhad, Chief Curator and The Ebrahimi Family Curator of Persian, Arab, and Turkish Art; Senior Associate Director for Research

Feb 20, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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