“The Arts of Islam: Legacy to the World” will take participants on a virtual tour through three continents and fourteen centuries, highlighting the arts of Islam, including calligraphy and illumination, architecture and design, textiles, carpets, and crafts. From the Alhambra in Spain, to the Topkapi in Turkey, to the Taj Mahal in India, be dazzled by the inspiration, ingenuity, and imagination of some of the most inspiring and sophisticated artistic achievements in modern civilization. From a historical perspective, the course will examine and illustrate the wide variety of art forms born and developed within the Islamic milieu, a rich mosaic of races, religions, and ethnicities, formed over the course of centuries and across cultures around the world. Participants will gain an understanding that “Islamic art” is as diverse as the people who have lived under Islamic empires and dynasties, from Spain, to China and beyond, including Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, and others. The cross-cultural transmission of ideas, including the influence of Islamic art forms in the West, will be discussed and illustrated through lectures, discussion, and films.