Exhibit of Treasures from Afghanistan
Event: Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from National Museum, Kabul
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Date: March 1, 2009
Acclaimed touring exhibition of Ancient Treasures from Afghanistan opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Afghanistan’s hidden treasures from National Museum, Kabul was organized by the National Geographic Society and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Extraordinary artifacts uncovered in modern day Afghanistan, once the heart of the Silk Road linking cultures from Asia to the Mediterranean, were long thought stolen or destroyed during some 25 years of conflict. In 2003, a dramatic announcement was made of their existence. More than 200 of these precious objects will be on view in Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from National Museum, Kabul, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) from March 1 through May 17, 2009, as part of a national tour that has generated critical acclaim.
However, according to some onlookers the exhibit was not very impressive as some felt it appealed more to the women as it was a display of gold and accessories. What has got a buzz is MFAH and their growing interest in different cultures and traditions.