The scoop: Around guests got a glimpse of the dazzling exhibition featuring more than works of art from the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The exhibition, on display at the MFAH through January 29, , highlights the artistic and cultural contributions of imperial rulers in China, from the Song dynasty to the Qing dynasty. The mayor also singled out Houstonians Anne S. Chao, Nancy J.
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In , the Museum launched an initiative to create dedicated galleries for the collection, beginning with a gallery for the arts of Korea. Galleries for the arts of India, China, and Japan followed in , , and respectively. Houston's Asian communities, as well as international museum and foundation partners, generously supported the construction of the galleries and purchased of works of art. Since , the novel installation of ancient, modern, and contemporary objects in the same room has engaged visitors in a dialogue that conveys transnational and global narratives within the ancient and modern worlds. The display of fragile textiles, lacquers, and works on paper changes every few months, allowing the Asian art department to create focused installations and to showcase more works from the collection.
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The MFAH's permanent collection totals nearly 70, pieces in over , square feet 28, m 2 of exhibition space,  placing it among the larger art museums in the United States. The museum's collections and programs are housed in nine facilities. The Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus encompasses 14 acres including seven of the facilities, with two additional facilities, Bayou Bend and Rienzi house museums at off site locations. The main public collections and exhibitions are in the Law, Beck, and Kinder buildings.
It introduces a series of exhibitions and gallery installations that the museum is devoting to Asian art over the next several years and provides Houston with its first major look at contemporary art from the region. Drawn from the extraordinary holdings of Houston collectors Robert, Jereann, and Holland Chaney, many of the works have not been seen outside of their home countries. The exhibition will also spill into public spaces around the museum campus.