Romance and Reason presents the transformations of a Classical past engaging illuminated Islamic manuscripts. It has works from the 11th through 18th centuries.

This outpost of NYU, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at 15 East 84th Street has its last showing of this gem of a show Sunday. The Institute is the perfect adjunct to a day at the Met – or an afternoon stroll in Central Park. www.isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions