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This exhibition highlights the cultural and aesthetic influences of Islam and the Middle East on the work of six contemporary ceramic artists. The artists designed the gallery to highlight the function of the artwork as a visual metaphor for the shared culture between the U.S. and the Middle East. Traditionally Islamic Gardens were rooted in ideal reflections on artistic and religious concepts; here each artist explores ideas inherent in tableware and objects for the table, and are inspired by the worlds of Islam and the Middle East. This artwork celebrates and challenges singular views of this dynamic and indefinable region of the world.