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“Between Sea and Sky” | A Curatorial Webinar (Part 1 of 2)


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.

Arita Vase, Japanese, late 17th century, ceramic, the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation.

Dish, Persian, Timurid or early Safavid, second half of 15th century, stonepaste; painted in blue on white slip under transparent glaze, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Between Sea and Sky: Blue and White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond”

Tune in for a free, in-depth exploration of blue and white ceramics across the MFAH collections. Curators from Bayou Bend, Rienzi, the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, and the departments of Asian art, modern and contemporary art, and art of the Islamic worlds share highlights from each collection and discuss the global fascination with blue and white ceramics.

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Part 1* / Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 3 p.m. Central Time
Part 2** / Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 3 p.m. Central Time

Experience the exhibition “Between Sea and Sky: Blue and White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond” for yourself at the Museum. Included with general admission. Advance timed tickets recommended.

*Presentations by Bradley Brooks, James Clifton, and Misty Flores. Hosted by Amy Poster.
**Presentations by Beatrice Chan, Aimée Froom, and Anna Walker. Hosted by Amy Poster.


Virtual Learning & Interpretation programs are generously underwritten by the Jerold B. Katz Foundation.