List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-03-12

    "Sufis, Shi‘ites and Shahs: The Great Shrines of Iran 1500-1650"

    Texas Wednesday - March 12, 2008     06:30 PM

    Date And Time
    6:30 PM Wednesday, Mar 12
    Event Area
    Dallas
    Event Location
    Horchow Auditorium, Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood
    Description
    "Sufis, Shi‘ites and Shahs: The Great Shrines of Iran 1500-1650" - Dr. Sheila Canby, Curator of Islamic Collections at the British Museum, will discuss the Ardabil Shrine, the dynastic heart of the Safavid Dynasty, and two other major shrines, the Shrine of Imam Riza in Mashhad and the Shrine of Fatimeh Ma`sumeh in Qum. The gifts and renovations of the Safavid shahs to the shrines bear witness to the important role of these shrines in establishing Shiism as the state religion of Iran and the Safavid shahs as its protectors. This lecture is presented in partnership with His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Northern Texas.
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    Admission Fee Free
    E-Mail rsvp@cntx.org
    Website http://www.dallasmuseumofart.org
    Contact Info
    Seating is limited. For reservations call 972-446-5605 ext. 221 or e-mail rsvp@cntx.org
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