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Educator Workshop: Patterns of Culture

Detail: Rambu Pakki, Woman’s tube skirt (lau pahudu), Pau, Sumba, Indonesia, circa 2005, Commercial artificial yarns; supplementary-wrap technique, L: 131 cm, Fowler Museum X2008.8.2A

This one-of-a-kind teacher workshop provides insight into the global and cultural wealth reflected through textiles woven by multi-ethnic groups. Participants first focus on selections from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s permanent collection of African, Pre-Columbian, and Central Asian fabrics, then visit the nearby Asia Society Texas Center for its spectacular exhibition Weavers’ Stories from Island Southeast Asia.

This cross-curricular workshop will explore patterns and symbols related to textiles from Asia and beyond. Learn about the artisans and their stories and gain an appreciation for the diverse history and traditions that transcend time. This workshop marks a first-time education collaboration between MFAH and Asia Society Texas Center to create a unique experience where teachers will have the benefit of viewing art works from two rich sources.

Curriculum connections: Social studies, language arts, math, science, and art.



9:00 am – 12:00 pm*
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

12:00 – 3:00 pm*
Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Boulevard
Houston, TX 77004

*The morning session will take place at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the afternoon session will take place at Asia Society Texas Center. Attendance at both sessions is required to receive full credit for attending the workshop.

Registered ticket holders, please enjoy free admission to the Sarofim Gallery now showing Weavers' Stories From Island Southeast Asia, today during regular gallery hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.


In collaboration with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Education programs at Asia Society Texas Center are made possible by support from The Simmons Foundation. Additional support provided by Asia Society contributors and members.

The Simmons Foundation


Event Details

Sat 18 Jan 2014

1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004

$45 Members, $50 Nonmembers. All sales final.
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