Detroit Institute of Arts’ Islamic art gallery

DIA is opening its long-awaited section dedicated to the art of the Muslim world. 168 items are to show in the part of the country with the largest Arab population. Ancient pieces from Silk Road to India , Egypt and Spain are in the collection. The collection is organized in themes such as calligraphy and carpets. One of the most significant items in the collection is a Qur’an on a rare colored paper from Iran made for a royal commission.