MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats
5601 Main Street | 713.639.7300 | www.mfah.org
On display through June 4, Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats showcases nearly 50 ikat robes and panels from the renowned Murad Megalli Collection of the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. These bold garments were mainstays of cosmopolitan oasis culture in the 19th century, worn by inhabitants of different classes and religions throughout crowded marketplaces, private homes, centers of worship and ceremonial places. The ikat textiles on display—including robes for men and women, dresses, trousers and hangings—feature eye-catching designs in dazzling colors.
THE HEALTH MUSEUM
Body Worlds RX
1515 Hermann Drive | 713.521.1515
Body Worlds RX at The Health Museum is a prescription for healthy living. Real human bodies show you details of today‘s common diseases and the inner workings of your anatomy. Be inspired and empowered to take steps toward a healthier life. From organs to muscles to the nervous system and to skeletal structures, Body Worlds RX gives an unprecedented look inside the most sophisticated mechanism in the world, the human body.On display through April 23.
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE
Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum
5555 Hermann Park Drive | 713.639.4629 | www.hmns.org
Gladiator combat has evolved into one of the defining symbols of ancient Roman culture. Immortalized by films, gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome’s Colosseum are larger-than-life figures in our mind. However, what went on behind the scenes? The exhibit, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, provides answers in two arenas: that of the gladiators and that of the Colosseum. Featuring original artifacts from the Colosseum never before exhibited outside of Italy, this large international exhibit illustrates the compelling and fascinating world of the gladiators.