All posts by Caitlin McKenna

Caitlin McKenna

Caitlin McKenna joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2011, and is now Research Associate for Asian and Islamic Art. She holds an M.A. in the History of Art and Archaeology from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, where she studied Islamic art and architecture. Before coming to Brooklyn, she was involved with museum projects and exhibitions at various institutions, including the Grey Art Gallery at New York University as researcher for the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Art from the Middle East and South Asia. 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.

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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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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