Douglas Britt of the Houston Chronicle noted that last Friday’s gala fundraiser for the MFAH’s burgeoning Arts of the Islamic World collection netted the MFAH a 15th-century inlaid scribe’s box, an illuminated manuscript of the Ruba’yat of Omar Khayyam, a copy of one of the earliest anatomy atlasses, a 19th-century Turkish lute, and 99 Names, a 2007 sculpture by Iranian-born, New York-based artist Afruz Amighi. Cathy and Vahid Kooros gave the museum an Egyptian brass basin in honor of Vahid’s 105-year-old father, Kazem Koroos.
also by Bill Davenport
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- Archive: Painting on My Planet/The Top Ten Painters in Houston - January 1st, 2016
- Archive: Tire Iron 0: Cropduster: Hills Snyder/Chris Sauter - December 28th, 2015
- DMA Crane Flip Video - April 26th, 2015
- Helmreich New Dean of Fine Arts at TCU - April 25th, 2015