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Calendar Week of Monday, January 18, 2021-Sunday, January 24, 2021


Dish, Persian, 15th century
Between Sea and Sky: Blue and White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond Through May 31, 2021

The enduring appeal of blue and white ceramics stretches across the centuries and around the world. This exhibition tells the story through the lens of the exceptional Hossein Afshar Collection of …

24 Feb Wed / 2021

  • Jamal Cyrus, Replica of a Lost Original (After 2007), 2018, acrylic on wood

    Jamal Cyrus, Replica of a Lost Original (After 2007), 2018, acrylic on wood, collection of the artist. © Jamal Cyrus

    Virtual Discussion | A Voice of Hope
    6 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

    Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rewrite the World, this conversation focuses on Houston’s Carl Hampton, founder of the People’s Party II, modeled on the Black Panther Party.

26 Feb Fri / 2021

  • Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas

    Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas, the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art.

    David B. Warren Symposium | Welcome & Keynote Address
    6:30 p.m.—8 p.m.

    The 2021 David B. Warren Symposium explores “The Power of Place: Defining Material Culture in Pre-1900 Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest” with free virtual presentations on February 26, 27 & 28.

27 Feb Sat / 2021

  • Oceanic, Post from a Ceremonial House, 1900–1950, wood, conus shells, and paint

    Oceanic, Post from a Ceremonial House, 1900–1950, wood, conus shells, and paint, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Director’s Accessions Fund.

     

    Virtual Tour for Patron-Plus Members | Arts of the Pacific Islands and Australia
    10 a.m.—10:45 a.m.

    MFAH members at the Patron level and above are invited on a virtual tour of the newly installed gallery for Arts of the Pacific Islands and Australia.

  • Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas

    Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas, the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art.

    David B. Warren Symposium | Morning & Afternoon Presentations
    10 a.m.—3 p.m.

    The 2021 David B. Warren Symposium explores “The Power of Place: Defining Material Culture in Pre-1900 Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest” with free virtual presentations on February 26, 27 & 28.

  • Base of a Water Pipe, Persian, early 17th century

    Base of a Water Pipe (Qalyan), Persian, Safavid, early 17th century, stonepaste; painted in blue and black under transparent glaze; molded, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    “Between Sea and Sky” | A Curatorial Webinar (Part 1 of 2)
    3 p.m.—4 p.m.

    Tune in for a free, in-depth exploration of blue and white ceramics with curators from across the MFAH collections.

28 Feb Sun / 2021

  • Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas

    Hermann Lungkwitz, Mason County, c. 1860, oil on canvas, the John L. Nau III Collection of Texas Art.

    David B. Warren Symposium | Afternoon Presentations & Panel Discussion
    1 p.m.—3 p.m.

    The 2021 David B. Warren Symposium explores “The Power of Place: Defining Material Culture in Pre-1900 Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest” with free virtual presentations on February 26, 27 & 28.