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Linda Komaroff

An Islamic art specialist with a doctorate from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Linda Komaroff has been at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) since 1995. In 2002, Komaroff led LACMA’s acquisition of the Madina Collection of Islamic Art, one of the largest collections of Middle East Art worldwide. Komaroff has curated exhibitions at LACMA, including: Letters in Gold: Ottoman Calligraphy from the Sakıp Sabancı Collection, Istanbul; The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353; and, In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art. Komaroff was also the curator behind the Beauty and Identity Exhibition featuring highlights from LACMA’s permanent collection of Islamic art at Ithra in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, through March 2020. Komaroff has published and written extensively on Islamic and contemporary Middle East art, and is the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships, and awards including the prestigious Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Award from the College Art Association for The Legacy of Genghis Khan exhibition catalog. Komaroff received the Muslim Public Affairs Council Media Award, and has taught at Hamilton College, New York University, Princeton University, and UCLA.