US Exhibition Celebrates Beauty of Quran Manuscripts

October 25, 2016 12:12 AM
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The first major exhibition in the US of the art of the Quran has just opened at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in the nation's capital. The exhibition is a collaboration by the Smithsonian Institution's Sackler Gallery and the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts in Istanbul. It features more than 60 of the most important manuscripts of and about the Quran, created over more than a thousand years across the Islamic world - from North Africa to Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. VOA's June Soh has more.