Drop-in Tour | Get to Know the Art of the Islamic Worlds
The new gallery space dedicated to art from the Islamic worlds showcases nearly 1,000 years of history and culture. The April 2023 opening of the Art of the Islamic Worlds galleries marks more than 15 years since the launch of the Art of the Islamic Worlds initiative at the MFAH.
The Museum’s own collection of art from present-day nations including Afghanistan, Egypt, Morocco, and Spain is enhanced by Persian masterworks from the distinguished collection of Hossein Afshar. Together these objects tell the full story of the rich artistic traditions of Iranian civilization.
Plan Your Visit
This guided tour is included with Museum admission. Meet your docent at the entrance to the galleries in the Law Building.
All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; CFP Foundation; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.
General admission to the MFAH is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell USA, Inc.