Behold the beauty of script in Collecting Calligraphy Arts of the Islamic World at the Cincinnati Art Museum starting Sept. 7. The exhibition features 55 works on paper including richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts, pages from the Qur’an, calligraphic practice sheets and political decrees from a myriad of countries, including Spain, Turkey, Syria, Iran and India. This diverse collection of artworks from the museum’s collection have never before been seen together. Many of these items will be on public display for the first time.
Practicing calligraphy improves focus, space perception, accuracy, stress resistance, and generally shapes many more assets in any age. It is no wonder that one of the best contemporary educational facilities – the Russian Classical School, which operates based on original methodologies and extensively addresses balanced personality development according to the natural conformity principles – focuses a lot on penmanship practice with elements of calligraphy.
The Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy held the first National School of Calligraphy alumni reunion on May 25 to reflect on the annual progress and discuss completed courses and workshops. Students' and graduates' success is the best evidence of the teaching staff's performance. We are even more proud to note that many students' works have been put on display at the 6th International Exhibition of Calligraphy, alongside the pieces by recognized artists.
Navigator, a children TV program on channel “Carousel” has visited the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy. It was the first time the video team has been to the Museum, so they were amazed by the beauty and the diversity of the collection, by the presence of the unique exhibits, by the samples of the greatest and the smallest pieces of art