Metropolitan Museum’s Moroccan Courtyard Takes Shape – NYTimes.com
Metropolitan Museum’s Moroccan Courtyard Takes Shape – NYTimes.com. An excellent story about the creation of a Moroccan courtyard in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC by traditional craftsmen from Morocco. I love this kind of mosaic and plasterwork, and this article says that this courtyard may be one of the best examples of this art. It’s opening in the fall of 2011. I can’t wait to see it here on my home turf.
“The Moroccans, who are known for their restoration work on important mosques and other landmarks in the Middle East, are in essence living historians who have carried on patterns and designs preserved in practice for generations. But they have never attempted a job requiring this level of historical attention or artistry, one whose goal is to look as authentic to Moroccan eyes as to those of scholars.”