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Curator Conversation: Poetry Tour with Assistant Curator Bita Pourvash

Painted on a manuscript. Engraved on a candlestick. Emblazoned on a vase.

Verses of poetry appear on art and artifacts throughout the Museum’s Collection — owing to the long tradition in Islamic art of inscribing inspirational quotes on objects from the everyday to the monumental.

To celebrate Poetry Week at our #MuseumWithoutWalls, join Assistant Curator Bita Pourvash on a video tour of the Museum’s first-floor gallery, where she showcases a few poetry-bedecked items in our Collection. Click on the video below to see the written word made material.