Islamic art expert to speak March 26 in the U.S.

SHAFAQNA – Christiane Gruber, associate professor of Islamic art at the University of Michigan, will discuss “Prophetic Products: The Prophet Muhammad in Contemporary Iranian Visual Culture” Thursday, March 26, at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Room 312 of the R. W. Corns Building, 78 S. Sandusky St., Delaware.

The event is the 2015 Merrick Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Religion.

Gruber, who was featured in Newsweek magazine in January after the shootings at the Paris office of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, will discuss modern images of Muhammad in contemporary Iran. She is working on her third book, The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images.

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