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Lidded Cup and Tray, India, 17th century, gold with champlevé and painted enamels, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait.

The al-Sabah Collection

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013
6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

More than 60 masterworks from one of the greatest collections of Islamic art in the world are on view in the exhibition Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. Learn about Mughal jewelry, illuminated manuscripts, ceramics, and decorated ceiling panels dating from the 8th to the 18th centuries.

MFAH admission is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell.

Education programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Michael C. Linn in memory of his mother Patricia G. Linn; the National Museum of Korea; Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; The Hamill Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Boeing Company; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Mr. William J. Hill; An Anonymous Donor; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.