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Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 18, 2021


Bestowing Beauty celebrates the rich artistic traditions of Persian civilization through the significant private collection of Hossein Afshar, with works from the 6th to the 19th century, on long-term loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Persian refers to lands where Persian language and culture were predominant, encompassing a larger area than the modern-day nation-state of Iran. Works in the exhibition include carpets, textiles, manuscripts, paintings, ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, scientific instruments and jeweled objects. Highlights include exquisite miniature paintings from the Shahnama (Book of Kings), the Persian national epic; rare Qur’an pages written in gold; and monumental silk carpets from the height of Safavid carpet production. Show runs Dec. 12, 2020, through April 18, 2021.


High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309 United States
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