Delbert Highlands

Delbert Highlands

Visiting Professor at Middle East Technical University

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Member - Historians for Islamic Art

Professor Emeritus, Member - Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Emeritus - CMU

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Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - Learn About Our Programs

Instructor: Delbert Highlands, Professor Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University; member of the Historians for Islamic Art; former Visiting Professor, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.This lecture by Professor Highlands focuses on Islamic gardens during the Ottoman Empire.Central to the followers of Muhammad is the promise to the faithful that a heavenly garden will be their reward.Professor Highlands will reference objects in the Khalili collection and focus on the medieval garden as subject.He will also examine architectural features and the Koran itself.

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'Ottoman Art' events on tap at The Frick

Lecture -- 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25, "Gardens and Islam," Delbert Highlands, CMU professor emeritus, member of Historians for Islamic Art.

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Art Review: Fabulous Frick exhibit explores Ottoman culture

Jan. 25, 1:30 p.m., "Gardens and Islam," Delbert Highlands, CMU professor emeritus ($20, $15 students, members).Feb. 3, 6:30 lecture, 7:30 p.m., "Latif Bolat Turkish Music Ensemble" ($20, $15 students, members).Call for children's programs and adult workshops.

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