Between Sea and Sky: Blue-and-White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond
MFAH Curator: Aimée Froom, Curator, Art of the Islamic Worlds
Gallery: Millennium Gallery, Beck Building
Exhibition dates: November 21, 2020 –May 31, 2021
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Art of the Islamic Worlds’ department would like to announce the launch of a new exhibition, Between Sea and Sky: Blue-and-White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond. This exhibition explores for the first time the enduring appeal of blue-and-white ceramics across the globe as seen in all of the MFAH collections. The story of blue-and-white is presented through the lens of the exceptional Hossein Afshar Collection of Persian ceramics on long-term loan to the MFAH. These ceramics – exhibited here together for the first time - open the door to a new and more nuanced understanding of the monumental contribution of Persian blue-and-white to the world history of ceramics.
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