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Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art

Artistic exchange between East and West has a long and intertwined history, and the exhibition picked these stories up from the 15th century, following cultural interactions that can still be felt today. Objects from Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa highlighted a centuries-old tradition of influence and exchange from East to West. The diverse selection of objects included ceramics, photography, glass, jewellery and clothing, as well as contemporary art, showcasing how artistic exchange influenced a variety of visual and decorative arts. 

Location: The British Museum, London, UK
Exhibition Date: 2020