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Linda Komaroff

July 24 - August 6, 2011

During her residency, Dr. Linda Komaroff prepared an essay contextualizing Doris Duke's collecting of Islamic art in relation to contemporary collectors and collections. Dr. Komaroff has served as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Curator of Islamic Art and Department Head, Art of the Middle East, since 1995. She is the author and editor of several books, including an edited volume entitled "Exhibiting the Middle East: Collections and Perceptions of Islamic Art" (Ars Orientalis, vol. 30, 2000), and has written numerous articles and book chapters on various aspects of Islamic art, particularly pertaining to Central Asia and Iran. Her exhibitions at LACMA include Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy from the Sakip Sabanci Collection, Istanbul (1999) and The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 (2003). Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts, on view at LACMA (June 5-September 5, 2011), is her most recent major international loan exhibition.

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