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

Family Talk “Ride Like the Wind: Horses & Nomads in the Arabian Desert”

Sunday, Jan 19, 2014
2 p.m. - 3 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

Do you remember the first time you saw—or rode—a horse? Horses made people stronger and freer than ever before. At this event, you'll learn how horses and people work together in the world of the desert Bedouins, and you'll see a display of weapons and objects from Bedouin tents. Then, gallop off on your own adventure through the Museum to explore horses in art.

This Family Talk 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 and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Family programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

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.