"Ten years ago, this Museum made a commitment to assure that the art and culture of historic Islamic lands would have a permanent place among collections that span 5,000 years of human creativity,” said Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
"Since then, through the generous support of patrons here in Houston and abroad, and through vibrant relationships with colleagues, collectors, and institutions throughout the Muslim world, hundreds of thousands of visitors have been able to experience these rich artistic traditions, which are among the world’s most enduring.”
Since the program’s founding in 2007, a decade of exhibitions, acquisitions, scholarly research, and international collaboration has brought the achievements of Islamic artistic traditions to the US audiences.
Over 300 works spanning 1,300 years and the breadth of Islamic territories from present day India, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Iran to Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Spain are now on continuous view, making the MFAH among the largest displays of art from the Islamic worlds in the US.
Source: The Art Daily