Portals of Faith

ISLAMIC ART AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

The reopening, after eight years, of the Islamic galleries at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has brought considerable fanfare. Aware perhaps that some Muslims—whose worship spaces are conspicuous for their imageless interiors—might take offense at such spectacularly...

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About the Author

Patrick J. Ryan, SJ, is the Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society at Fordham University.