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Hancock College Library to Unveil Islamic Culture Exhibit

The exhibit, a Muslim Journey Bookshelf that includes 25 books and four DVDs, will be featured in an Islamic cultural event Tuesday at the library.
Leslie Mosson, a librarian, said an endowment from the National Endowment for Humanities and the American Library Association will fund the endeavor.
“These are high-quality, balanced materials to help people make connections between Western and Islamic societies,” Mosson said. “We are thrilled anytime we can help expand peoples’ views of the world.”
The event Tuesday, named “Bridging Cultures – Islamic Art and Architecture through the Ages,” will be open to students and community members from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
It will include the critically-acclaimed film “Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World,” screened from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The 90-minute documentary, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon, focuses on art in nine countries over 1,400 years.
Short films on Islamic calligraphy, gardens, textiles and miniature paintings will also be shown throughout the day.
“We are so excited to host this event,” Mosson said. “Our students and many people in the community don’t have the opportunities to travel the world to learn about other cultures. We are bringing the Islamic and Muslim culture and history directly to them.”
Source: IQNA