Now through August 19, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston has a special exhibition, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India, in its Caroline Wiess Law Building. We got to check out the exhibit at the museum’s Mixed Media event last weekend — psstt… click here to see other amazing upcoming events this month.
The about 250 Indian works range from a wall of turbans and lounge that takes 12 men to carry (I’d like one please) to a room-sized, 17th-century tent and a Rolls Royce that belonged to an Indian Maharajah. There’s also a small plane. We have questions about how both those vehicles made it into the building.
Rathore dynasty — a northern part of India — treasures span across four centuries and most haven’t been in the US…. ever… let alone out of palace walls.
Tickets are $23 and you can factor in an hour or so to go through the exhibit, but definitely check out the rest of the museum if you’ve never been.
Bonus: While not open yet, you can sneak a peek of Houston’s Wannabean — ahem, the “Cloud Column.” Read more here!