The Art of the Qur’an

Freer|Sackler Kids

Discover the arts of the Islamic world through an extraordinary group of manuscripts of the Qur’an, the central holy text in Islam. Explore featured artworks spanning nine hundred years and from Afghanistan to Turkey through fun facts, discussion questions, and art-making activities. Experiment with creating elegant calligraphy, a colorful lamp, a working loom, and your own illuminated design.

Send in a picture of your art project to the museum, and we’ll send back a button inspired by the special exhibition!

Manuscripts on the Move
Explore and Discover

We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.