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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Opens Two New Galleries Dedicated to Islamic Art, Honoring Patti Cadby Birch

On November 1st, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened fifteen rooms dedicated to Islamic art, including two galleries honoring the memory of Patti Cadby Birch. A courtyard based on late Islamic design and constructed by workers from Fez, Morocco using traditional materials and techniques will be called the Patti Cadby Birch Court; an adjoining gallery of artwork from Islamic Spain, North Africa, and the Western Mediterranean will be called the Patti Cadby Birch Gallery.   An education program related to the galleries has been established and the Museum will publish a book on the art and architecture of the Western Islamic world, as well as a Museum Bulletin on the conception and construction of the Patti Cadby Birch Court. These projects were supported by The Patti and Everett B. Birch Foundation, a client of the firm, as was Ms. Birch before her death.
 

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