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Rarely seen works from Islamic art collection on loan to Dallas Museum of Art to go on display

  • This image courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art shows Tile with Lustre-Painted Decoration from Iran, 12th-13th century, made of ceramic. A new show at the Dallas Museum of Art features works from a rarely-exhibited private collection of Islamic art. The exhibit features more than 50 works from the Keir Collection, which has started arriving in Dallas this year on a 15-year loan. (The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art, via AP)

    This image courtesy of the Dallas Museum of Art shows Tile with Lustre-Painted Decoration from Iran, 12th-13th century, made of ceramic. A new show at the Dallas Museum of Art features works from a rarely-exhibited private collection of Islamic art. The exhibit features more than 50 works from the Keir Collection, which has started arriving in Dallas this year on a 15-year loan. (The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art, via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This image provided by the Dallas Museum of Art shows The "Homberg Ewer," a brass inlaid with silver vase from Syria. A new show at the Dallas Museum of Art features works from a rarely-exhibited private collection of Islamic art. The exhibit features more than 50 works from the Keir Collection, which has started arriving in Dallas this year on a 15-year loan. (The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art, via AP)

    This image provided by the Dallas Museum of Art shows The "Homberg Ewer," a brass inlaid with silver vase from Syria. A new show at the Dallas Museum of Art features works from a rarely-exhibited private collection of Islamic art. The exhibit features more than 50 works from the Keir Collection, which has started arriving in Dallas this year on a 15-year loan. (The Keir Collection of Islamic Art on loan to the Dallas Museum of Art, via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A new show at the Dallas Museum of Art features works from a rarely exhibited private collection of Islamic art.

The exhibit titled "Spirit and Matter: Masterpieces from the Keir Collection" opens Friday. The show, which runs through July 31, features more than 50 works from the Keir Collection, which has started arriving in Dallas this year on a 15-year loan.

The collection, assembled over the course of five decades by Hungarian-born lawyer Edmund de Unger, includes almost 2,000 works spanning three continents and 13 centuries. The Islamic cultural items include objects made from rock crystal, metalwork, ceramics, textiles, carpets and works on paper.

This exhibit will be the first of many that present different areas of the collection.

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