Highlights of media coverage about the achievements of the arts of the Islamic worlds department at the MFAH. 

Arabian Nights: Celebrating the al-Sabah Collection (PaperCity, June 2013)

'Beyond Boundaries' Gala a Glittery Success (Houston Chronicle, February 3, 2013)

MFAH's al-Sabah gallery opens dialogue about Islamic culture (Houston Chronicle, February 3, 2013)

International glamour and diplomacy reign at Museum of Fine Arts Islamic Gala (CultureMap Houston, January 26, 2013)

MFAH and Symphony warm up for global galas (Houston Chronicle, January 4, 2013)

The al-Sabah Collection (The Art Newspaper, December 2012)

A glamorous crowd celebrates big art, a Sundance party in H-Town, and a most lavish Gal Pal lunch (CultureMap Houston, November 30, 2012)

MFAH has a new Kuwait Connection (Houston Chronicle, November 4, 2012)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces Agreement with Kuwait Museum (Dallas Art News, November 3, 2012)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Announces Historic Agreement with The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait (MFAH Press Release, November 2, 2012) 

Houstonians Celebrate Arts of the Islamic World, American Hospital in Paris and Honors in Beijing (CultureMap Houston, September 2012)

Gifts of the Sultan ​Exhibition Made Whole—in Qatar (Los Angeles Times, April 2012)

Houston Enhances Its Link with Arab Culture (Arab News, January 2012) 

Gifts That Keep on Giving: Middle Eastern Treasures Beckon at MFAH​Gifts of the Sultan​ Exhibit (CultureMap Houston, November 2011)

Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam (Islamic Art Magazine, 2010)


Pictured above: Islamic, late 17th–18th century, Textile with Qur’anic Inscriptions (detail), silk and lampas weave, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Cathy and Vahid Kooros in honor of Peter C. Marzio.