Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place is the first Islamic art exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum in more than two decades. Organized by the Newark Museum, the exhibition showcases more than 100 works of art from around the world and spanning a millennium and includes calligraphy, textiles, jewelry, paintings, clothing, musical instruments, and more.
Unlike previous national and international exhibitions of Islamic art, Wondrous Worlds is organized around the Five Pillars of Islam rather than geography, time period, or material. Objects on view range from religious to recreational items and were created in the tradition of Islamic art by both Muslim and non-Muslim artists. Along with traditional examples of Islamic art, the exhibition also features contemporary works to illustrate the living legacy of Islamic art.