[Hou-announce] Kings College, June 26th - Plan your weekend for museum visits

Hillary Greenslade hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Wed May 5 16:01:16 PDT 2010

Heading to Stargate in June 26th, for King's College, you may want to include a stop at one of the local museum's. 

Showing that weekend: 
Light of the Sufi's:  The Mystical Arts of Islam:  
at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts: 
Featuring objects that span the 9th century to the present, Light of the Sufis includes furnishings used for mosque lighting; attributes and representations of Sufi mystics; illustrated, illuminated, and laser-etched manuscripts of Sufi poetry; and contemporary works inspired by Sufi principles and practices. 
And there is a lecture series for those local.  

Museum of Natural Science: 
Faberge: Imperial Jeweler to the Tsars: 
Discover the spectacular designs of Carl Fabergé, a master goldsmith and legendary jeweler who is still celebrated for his inventive design and meticulous craftsmanship. Marvel at exquisite objects produced by the Fabergé workshop at its peak, including personal gifts to the Tsar and Tsarina, an extravagant tiara, magnificent "fire-screen" picture frame, and the famed Nobel Ice Egg, a stunning piece that is one of the few Imperial-styled eggs in private hands. From elegantly simple to breathtakingly ornate, the jewelry, clocks, picture frames, boxes and eggs in this collection were thoughtfully selected to exemplify extraordinary materials and workmanship.

Have fun, Hillary 

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