Prayer Carpet, Turkish, late 16th century, wool and cotton pile on silk foundation, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait.
Qur’an Manuscript in Maghribi Script, Moroccan, 1318, ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on parchment, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Honorable and Mrs. Hushang Ansary, the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund, and the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Fund.
Julio Le Parc,
Continuel-lumière mobile (Continuous Light Mobile or Unceasing Light Mobile), 1960–66, hanging metallic elements and spotlights, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the 2005 Latin American Experience Gala and Auction, and the Latin Maecenas. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
The Annunciation to the Shepherds, 1606, oil on canvas, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston.
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."
Luminescent Dialogues: A Conversational Exchange about the Symbolic Role of Light in World Faiths, Art, and Cultures
Presented in conjunction with the virtual exhibition World Faiths Initiative: “Light.”
For centuries around the globe, light has served as a metaphor for intangible forces, the belief in a higher power, and a meaning beyond what can be perceived by the eye alone. This online talk brings together experts on spiritual art.
Live via Zoom / Sign up today! ► Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 3 p.m. Central Time
Speakers • James Clifton, MFAH and Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation • Navina Haidar, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York • David Leslie, Rothko Chapel • Host: Paula Sanders, Rice University
Virtual Learning & Interpretation programs are generously underwritten by the Jerold B. Katz Foundation.