Art and Shi’ism: Definitions, Evidence, and Challenges
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 – Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
Presented by Francesca Leoni, assistant keeper and curator of Islamic art, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, England
Drawing on recent research about occult sciences and associated material culture, the lecture “Art and Shi’ism: Definitions, Evidence, and Challenges” offers a journey through Shi’i art.
This is the inaugural lecture in the newly endowed “Syed Safdar and Samina Kazimi Lecture in Shi`i Studies” presented by the School of Humanities, Rice University.
About the Speaker
Francesca Leoni, the assistant keeper and curator of Islamic art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford, was previously curator of art of the Islamic worlds at the MFAH. She has held curatorial and research posts at Rice University and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Drop in! Admission is free.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults $15
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
- Military (with ID) $10
- College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
- Youth (13–18) $7.50
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.
Two Parking Garages
Parking Garage HoursOpen daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parking Garage Fees
- Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
- The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
Events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jan. 30 – Dec. 29, 2019
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