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Touma Near Eastern Collection

Permanent CollectionDrs. Joseph and Omayma Touma have donated a large collection of Near Eastern art and artifacts to the Huntington Museum of Art and funded the construction of a special gallery to showcase the work of artists and craftsmen from the region. The collection includes pottery, glass, weaponry, furniture, metalwork, textiles, and other decorative objects, and is displayed in a gallery that features elaborately carved and inlaid woodwork that was custom-made for the space by craftsmen in Damascus, Syria.

Image credit: Shown is the gallery that is home to the Touma Near Eastern Collection at the Huntington Museum of Art. Photo by Sa-Rai Robinette.

EXHIBITION DETAILS

This collection is part of the HMA permanent collection.
Header: Emil Carlsen (American, b. Denmark, 1853-1932), Detail of The Heavens Are Telling, ca. 1918. Oil on canvas. Gift of Ruth Woods Dayton, 1967.1.47. Photo by John Spurlock. This artwork is featured in The Daywood Collection: Paintings & Sculptures exhibit through February, 11, 2024.