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"American Qur'an: Sura 24", Suite of 3 (B), 2013, ink and gouache on paper, 16" x 24" im. 19" x 27" fr.

"American Qur'an: The holy book of Islam, interpreted by an American artist" by Bob Keefer

The traditional holy book of Islam has been defaced, burned, defecated on and denounced in the decade and a half that’s followed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by Islamic extremists on New York and Washington. 

A new exhibition opening Friday and running through March 19 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art presents a very different American reaction to the Qur’an.