“The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Traditions”

The Department of Art History and Art will host a presentation by Christiane Gruber, professor of the history of art at the University of Michigan.

Gruber will present “The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Traditions” Friday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

In her lecture, Gruber will explore a number of paintings of the Prophet Muhammad produced in Persian and Turkish lands from the 14th century to modern day. Ranging from veristic to abstract, these images represent Muhammad’s individual traits, primordial luminosity and veiled essence.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception with Gruber will follow her talk.