AFLSE Houston: Reception at the Houston Museum of Fine Art


LSE alumni and friends are invited to meet alumni of other British universities and schools at reception at Houston Museum of Fine Art.

This September, there is a special exhibit beginning at the Houston Museum of Fine Art. We have a reception planned for the evening of Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 beginning at 6:00pm.

The $17 cost includes the following:

* a two / two-and-a-half hour reception
* a docent led tour of Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria
* house wine / domestic beer / soda bar with bartender
* gourmet fruit and cheese trays with crackers / snack mix

We are extending this invitation to others with an affiliation to Great Britain including alumni of other British universities and schools, trade and other organizations.

Advance registration required.
Please click here to register for this event.

For questions, please email houston@aflse.org.

   

 
The exhibit description is as follows:

Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria. The Kingdom of Ife (pronounced EE-fay) flourished from the 12th to 15th centuries in what is now southwestern Nigeria. Dynasty and Divinity comes to Houston just as Nigeria celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence on October 1, 1960. The exhibition features superb examples of brass, copper, stone, and terra-cotta Ife sculpture, drawn entirely from the magnificent collections of the National Commission for Museums and Monuments in Nigeria. This exhibit makes its U.S. premiere at the MFAH.