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Nasca, Peru, Feather Tunic, 100 BC–AD 700, cotton and feathers, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. and Fayez Sarofim in honor of Peter C. Marzio at “One Great Night in November."

Teacher Workshop “Patterns of Culture”

Saturday, Jan 18, 2014
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions


This one-of-a-kind teacher workshop provides insight into the global and cultural wealth reflected through textiles woven by multiethnic groups. Participants first focus on selections from the MFAH collections of African, Pre-Columbian, and Central Asian fabrics, then visit the nearby Asia Society Texas Center to see the exhibition Weavers' Stories from Island Southeast Asia. This cross-curricular workshop explores patterns and symbols related to textiles from Asia and beyond. Learn about the artisans and their stories, and gain an appreciation for the diverse history and traditions that transcend time.

This event marks the first time that the MFAH and Asia Society Texas Center have collaborated to create a unique experience in which teachers have the benefit of viewing artworks from two rich sources.

About Teacher Workshops
Designed for small groups, in-depth MFAH teacher workshops use the Museum's art collections and exhibitions to introduce new ways of thinking about the curriculum and to show innovative teaching approaches. Each educator receives an illustrated teacher packet and a certificate of participation. Lunch is provided. Registration is $45 for MFAH Members, $50 for nonmembers. Most workshops are approved by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

For more information and a full list of available workshops, see Teacher Workshops, e-mail or call 713.639.7590.

6 clock hours will be provided (G/T approved).

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.