Reception Celebrating 'Wondrous Worlds' Exhibition
Double Portrait of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) and Empress Mumtaz (1593-1631), India, late 19th century, Colors and gold on ivory, Bequest of J. Ackerman Coles, 1926, Collection of the Newark Museum 26.1133
Join Asia Society to celebrate its upcoming exhibition Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place. Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from Asia, Africa, the United States, and Europe, this exhibition showcases the long history, vast geographic expanse, and amazing diversity of works of art in the Islamic world. A conversation between Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, the exhibition's guest curator, and Bridget Bray, the Texas Center’s Nancy C. Allen Curator and Director of Exhibitions, will highlight the evening along with an art demonstration by local calligraphic artist Sana Mirza.
Enjoy complimentary admission to the exhibition and a reception with light bites.
The exhibition is organized by the Newark Museum.
Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Nancy C. Allen, Leslie and Brad Bucher, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and the Anchorage Foundation. Generous funding also provided by The Clayton Fund, Kathy and Glen Gondo, Ann Wales, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. Nationally, the exhibition is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.