David Khalili, World’s Largest Private Collector of Islamic Art to Present: ‘The Art of Islam-A Glorious Tradition’ at Queens College

FLUSHING, December 1, 2005 – Professor Nasser David Khalili is a renowned scholar most famous for having amassed the largest private collection – nearly 20,000 objects – of Islamic art, positioning himself alongside Paul Getty as one of the world’s leading art collectors. At 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, in LeFrak Concert Hall, Queens College Music Building, this Iranian-born London resident of Jewish ancestry returns to his alma mater, Queens College, to present a free lecture and slide show, “The Art of Islam – A Glorious Tradition.” The public is invited to attend and learn about the magnificent Khalili Collections that have revolutionized the art world. For further information call: 718-997-5597/5593. For directions to Queens College, visit http://www.qc.cuny.edu/about/directions.php

Queens College is hosting this event in collaboration with Professor Mark Rosenblum’s Middle East project on Israeli-Palestinian understanding and the current Godwin-Ternbach Museum exhibit: This Land to Me: Some Call It Palestine, Others Israel.

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