Asia Society Texas Center

Reception Celebrating ‘Wondrous Worlds’ Exhibition

Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017 – Thursday, Sep. 21, 2017

06:00 PM – 08:00 PM


Double Portrait of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1592-1666) and Empress Mumtaz (1593-1631), India, late 19th century, Colors and gold on ivory, Bequest of J. Ackerman Coles, 1926, Collection of the Newark Museum 26.1133

Join Asia Society to celebrate its upcoming exhibition Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place. Bringing together both historic and contemporary objects from Asia, Africa, the United States, and Europe, this exhibition showcases the long history, vast geographic expanse, and amazing diversity of works of art in the Islamic world. A conversation between Dr. Katherine Anne Paul, the exhibition's guest curator, and Bridget Bray, the Texas Center’s Nancy C. Allen Curator and Director of Exhibitions, will highlight the evening along with an art demonstration by local calligraphic artist Sana Mirza. 

Enjoy complimentary admission to the exhibition and a reception with light bites.

Related Event

Curator Talk: Dr. Katherine Anne Paul
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Wondrous Worlds guest curator Dr. Katherine Anne Paul will discuss the diversity of the works in the exhibition and their profound significance. Light bites will be provided.

The exhibition is organized by the Newark Museum.

Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Wells Fargo. Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, Nancy C. Allen, Leslie and Brad Bucher, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and the Anchorage Foundation. Generous funding also provided by The Clayton Fund, Kathy and Glen Gondo, Ann Wales, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. Nationally, the exhibition is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


  • Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Closed Mondays and major holidays
  • Free Hours: Admission to the building and Grand Hall exhibition is free. Admission to the Sarofim Gallery is free for Asia Society members; $5 for nonmembers.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Parking in Asia Society Texas Center's lot is $5 for 1-24 hours. Entrances on Caroline and Austin. Limited free and paid street parking also available.

Special Offers / Dining

An India-Inspired Café
Enjoy breakfast and lunch at Pondi! Pondicheri’s little sister is open for extended lunch hours Tuesday through Sunday with a vibrant and innovative menu featuring everything from butter chicken to saffron shrimp salad and roti wraps.
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm


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