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Cartier’s Hidden Debt to Islamic Art Unearthed in New Exhibition

A new show in Paris finds a hidden connection between the storied brand and non-Western design.

The Louvre’s acquisition of two exquisite, ivory pen boxes in 2018 has sparked an entire exhibition on the hidden connections between the house of Cartier and the world of Islamic art.

Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity will run through Feb. 20 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) in Paris, and then will travel to the Dallas Museum of Art, where it will be on view from May 14 to Sept. 18, 2022.