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Part of a Horse, al-Magar, Saudi Arabia, c. 7000 BC, stone, National Museum, Riyadh.

Artful Thursday “A Transformative Partnership: Horses and Humans”

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by Carolyn Willekes, PhD, University of Calgary, in partnership with Archaeological Institute of America, Houston Society.

The partnership between humans and horses goes back much further than previously thought. Domestication of the horse radically transformed communication, trade, and warfare, and helped further an exchange of art and ideas. An important sculpture depicting a horse found in Saudi Arabia last summer shows how artistic depictions may upend prevailing theories about the use of the horse.

This Artful Thursday complements the exhibition Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Reserve your free ticket in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button above and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Promotional support generously provided by Houston Public Radio - KUHF 88.7 FM & Classical 91.7 FM.

Special thanks to Adept Word Management for transcription services.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.