Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Best Thing to see this Weekend

The MFAH is the first of only two museums on the national tour of The Ann Dunham Collection of Batik: Indonesian Identity and Artistic Tradition. This installation features traditional Indonesian batik textiles from the collection of President Barack Obama´s late mother, Ann Dunham, an anthropologist who spent many years in Indonesia. Also featured are batiks on loan from Houston-based collector Ita McCutchen.

Additional venues on the national tour include the Indonesian Consulates of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.

through July 5th