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Illustrated Portions of the Khamsa Nizami Iskandar Nama and Makhzan al-Asrar, Written in Farsi Language with Nasta’liq Script, India, late Mughal Period (1526-1857), Leather ink, colors and gold, Gift of the Society for Foreign Mission Welfare, 1955, Collection of the Newark Museum 55.270

Join Asia Society for a docent-led tour of our current Wondrous Worlds and Zheng Chongbin exhibitions.

 

About Wondrous Worlds

Featuring more than 100 outstanding works of art, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place showcases the long history, vast geographic expanse, and amazing diversity of works of art in the Islamic world. Works in the exhibition cover nearly all media, ranging from carpets to dress to jewelry, ceramics, glass, metal, paintings, prints, calligraphy and photographs. This exhibition will surprise viewers with dazzling works that span over 1,400 years of artistry.

About Zheng Chongbin

Zheng Chongbin has become renowned for his paintings that subtly reference, while moving far outside the bounds of, the historical continuum of Chinese ink art. With a deep grounding in both Chinese and Western philosophy, Zheng’s works examine themes of time and memory, and their cumulative effects on both humanity and the natural world.

 

Tour Tips

  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour. Groups arriving more than 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time should remain in our Grand Hall until tour staff and docents are ready. Latecomers may join the tour in progress.
  • Tours last approximately 60 minutes and involve a minimal amount of walking. Wheelchair access is available throughout the building.
  • Photography without flash is permitted for all current exhibitions.

 

Additional Tour Dates

Asia Society Texas Architecture and Art Tours

 

Education and outreach programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible through generous funding from Karen Chang and the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center.

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Event Details

Sat 9 Dec 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
713.496.9901

Free for Members, $5 Nonmembers. All sales final.