Sugar Land Branch Library’s “Ancient Civilizations” Series Focuses on Islamic Art & Architecture in April

Sheba Akhtar

The Sugar Land Branch Library will have an educational series focusing on “Ancient Civilizations” this spring. The next program in the series, “Ancient Civilizations: Islamic Art & Architecture,” will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library.

Architecture professor Sheba Akhtar will talk about the influence of Islam on art and architecture throughout history. Discover the distinctive techniques, styles, and forms that are reflected in the art and architecture throughout the Muslim world. She will explain the concepts behind the vibrant colors, intricate, geometric patterns, and interlacing foliage that are often seen in Islamic art and architecture.

Akhtar received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania and taught art and architecture history for 20 years. She is the author of “Of Colour and Form” and numerous articles on art and architecture.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Sugar Land Branch Library at 281-238-2140 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.