The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Exhibition - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To support the exhibition Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th-9th Century), which will display the exceptional art and culture of the Byzantine state in the seventh century and the continuity of Christianity in its Eastern Mediterranean provinces after their fall. It will also explore the ways in which the arts of the region were adapted to reflect the tastes of the territories’ new Islamic rulers and Islamic traditions that emerged from the process. This exhibit is the fourth in the Museum’s acclaimed series of exhibitions on Byzantine art.   
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s largest and finest art museums. Its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe. Founded in 1870, the Museum is visited by nearly six million people each year.