In this book, Linda Komaroff, curator of Islamic Art and head of the Art of the Middle East Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gives the reader a look at what happens behind the scenes at the museum. She discusses her favorite works, why and how objects brought into the museum's collection are chosen, and many details relating to her education and job.
Komaroff's writing is so personal and lovely that brings a deeper dimension to the process. She talks about individual works of art, collections such as the Medina Collection, and the sumptuous Damascus Room from Syria. LACMA's collection includes both traditional and contemporary art from the Middle East.
This book is from the series Curator's Collection, written by LACMA's curatorial staff.
- 48 pages, 5.75 x 8.25 in.
- 18 color illustrations