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From keyhole glimpses of harem life to whirling dervish dances, 19th-century artists and writers depicted a kaleidoscope of senses in their fabrications of the East.
This in-focus day explores the sights, sounds, and scents of the 'Imaginary Orient' in painting, dance, poetry, and perfume.
Image above: Detail from Eugène Delacroix, 'Convulsionists of Tangier', 1837–8 © The Minneapolis Institute of Art. Bequest of J. Jerome Hill 73.42.3