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Turkey, "Golden Horn" Tondino, first half of 16th century, fritware with underglaze painting, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of His Highness the Aga Khan Shia Ismaili Community of Houston, The Levant Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Akbar Ladjevardian, The Francis L. Lederer Foundation, Marathon Oil Company, Mr. and Mrs. Omar Rehmatulla, Strategic Real Estate Advisors, London, Monsour Taghdisi, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al Thani, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, with additional funds provided by the 2007 Arts of the Islamic World Gala and museum purchase with funds provided by the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund and the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Fund.

Aesthetic Attention in Designing Everyday Objects

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013
Noon - 12:45 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Form meets function: On this 45-minute tour, explore how everyday utilitarian objects in the MFAH collections—from various parts of the world and across time periods—provided rich and interesting design and decoration to the households where they resided.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Occidental Petroleum Corporation; the National Museum of Korea; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Cameron International Corporation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.