HIAA Symposium at MFAH & Rice | Practical Information

Scene of Feasting from the Siyer-i Nebi (Life of the Prophet) manuscript of Sultan Murad III, Turkey, Istanbul, c. 1594, ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, museum purchase funded by His Highness the Aga Khan Shia Ismaili Community of Houston, The Levant Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Akbar Ladjevardian, The Francis L. Lederer Foundation, courtesy of Sharon Lederer; Marathon Oil Company, Mr. and Mrs. Omar Rehmatulla, Strategic Real Estate Advisors, London, Monsour Taghdisi, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al Thani, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and the 2007 Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala, 2007.1305, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Scene of Feasting from the Siyer-i Nebi (Life of the Prophet) manuscript of Sultan Murad III, Turkey, Istanbul, c. 1594, ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, museum purchase funded by His Highness the Aga Khan Shia Ismaili Community of Houston, The Levant Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Akbar Ladjevardian, The Francis L. Lederer Foundation, courtesy of Sharon Lederer; Marathon Oil Company, Mr. and Mrs. Omar Rehmatulla, Strategic Real Estate Advisors, London, Monsour Taghdisi, His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim Al Thani, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and the 2007 Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala, 2007.1305, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Practical Information


Please click here for information about the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s campus. Click here for a MFAH campus map. For information on parking at the MFAH, click here. We recommend parking in the underground Kinder Garage at 5500 Main Street.

For Rice University’s Department of Art History location and contact information, click here. Please click here for information about getting to Rice University. For Rice University campus maps, click here. Please click here for information about parking at Rice. The Art History Department recommends parking in Central Garage, where you are able to pay by credit card upon exiting.

The symposium organizing committee recommends Intercontinental Houston – Medical Center for lodging. The committee also recommends Magnolia Hotel Houston. Please click here for additional hotel recommendations.

Program Location

Lynn Wyatt Theater, Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Art of the Islamic Worlds Galleries, Caroline Wiess Law Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

HER 100, Herring Hall, Rice University

Hotel

The symposium will book rooms on behalf of all speakers and discussants at InterContinental Houston - Medical Center, but other attendees are welcome to reserve their own room at the hotel at a discounted rate. To take advantage of this special rate, please book online here.

Safety and Accessibility

At both the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Rice University, masks are recommended but not required. Click here for more on masking policies at the MFAH and Rice.

The symposium will be livestreamed, details forthcoming.

Houston Museum District

There are 19 museums in Houston's Museum District, including the Rothko Chapel and the Menil Collection. For an interactive map and more information on these museums, please visit the Houston Museum District website.

Restaurants

Houston is a true foodie city. The following is a small sampling of recommendations and we encourage you to explore Houston’s culinary offerings:

Near the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:

  1. Café Leonelli and Le Jardinier at the MFAH
  2. Lucille’s
  3. Paulie’s
  4. The Pit Room
  5. The Toasted Coconut
  6. Traveler’s Table
Map of Restaurants near MFAH
1. Café Leonelli & Le Jardinier | 2. Lucille's | 3. Paulie's | 4. The Pit Room | 5. The Toasted Coconut | 6. Traveler's Table

Near Rice University:

  1. Agnes
  2. Badolina Bakery
  3. Café Rabelais
  4. Coppa Osteria
  5. El Topo
  6. Goode Company BBQ – The Original
  7. Hamsa
  8. Helen Rice Village
  9. Istanbul Grill and Deli
  10. Local Foods – Rice Village
  11. Roma
  12. Sixty Vines – Rice Village
Map of Restaurants near Rice
1. Agnes | 2. Badolina Bakery | 3. Café Rabelais | 4. Coppa Osteria | 5. El Topo | 6. Good Company BBQ | 7. Helen | 8. Helen Rice Village | 9. Istanbul Grill & Deli | 10. Local Foods | 11. Roma | 12. Sixty Vines

Further Afield:

  1. Blue Nile
  2. Garson Restaurant
  3. Himalaya Restaurant Houston
  4. Khyber North Indian Grill
  5. Kiran’s
  6. Pondicheri Café
Map of Restaurants further afield
1. Blue Nile | 2. Garson Restaurant | 3. Himalaya Restaurant | 4. Khyber North Indian Grill | 5. Kiran's | 6. Pondicheri Café