Keith Carter Middle Eastern Art Collection
January 22 - February 23, 2013
The late educator and philanthropist, Keith Carter of Newell, donated a portion of his Middle Eastern Collection of artifacts to Buena Vista University (BVU) in 2010. Carter spent nearly 30 years teaching elementary students in Libya and Saudi Arabia. Throughout his time abroad, Carter was an avid traveler and began collecting the objects of daily life and hospitality early in his teaching career. The collection – which is formally known as the Keith Carter Middle Eastern Collection – includes coffee and water serving pots, etchings, paintings, prints and textiles from the Middle East and around the world.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, BVU will hold a reception celebrating the Keith Carter Middle Eastern Collection from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Art Gallery located in the Social Sciences and Art Hall. The collection will be on exhibit in the Art Gallery from Jan. 22 - Feb. 23. A large part of the collection is also on permanent display throughout the Social Sciences and Art Hall.