All posts by Caitlin McKenna Thakral

Caitlin McKenna Thakral

Caitlin McKenna Thakral joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2011, and is now Research Associate of Islamic Art. She studied art history at Colgate University (BA) and the Institute of Fine Art Arts, New York University (MA). Before coming to Brooklyn, she was involved with museum projects and exhibitions at various institutions, including the Grey Art Gallery at NYU and the Guggenheim Museum. Her academic research on medieval Islamic architecture has been supported through travel abroad sponsored jointly by the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, and the Getty Foundation. Her interests include working with content in all forms, taking field trips to grocery stores in foreign cities, and attempting Bollywood dance.

Arts of the Islamic World gallery

The Reinstallation of the Asian and Arts of the Islamic World Galleries

If you’ve visited the second floor of the Museum recently, you may have noticed that it looks considerably more bare than normal. Big changes are…

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Mosque Lamp 21.484

Othoniel’s Sculptures and Glass from the Islamic World

Jean-Michel Othoniel: My Way just closed here in Brooklyn a few days ago, but The Secret Happy End (2008) is still on view in the…

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Connecting Cultures Installation View

Exhibiting Architecture in a Salon

Yesterday conservator Kerith Koss introduced readers to a late 16th- or early 17th-century Ottoman tile panel (39.407.1-.54), is currently on view in Connecting Cultures: A…

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