A depiction of a buraq, a flying horse from Islamic legends which transports prophets. Most famously, it was a buraq which took Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and back in one night, the “Night Journey” upon which Muslim claims to Jerusalem are founded. Illustration from Aceh, Indonesia, circa early 1900s.
The Museum recently became the proud custodians of four masterpieces by the late American artist Agnes Martin. Known for her serene minimal compositions of stripes and lines, Martin’s “Untitled #6” exemplifies the artist’s ability to harness the power of art to create a profound emotional experience. How does this artwork make you feel?