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MUSEUM DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei 1001 Bissonnet | 713.639.7300 | www.mfah.org Explore rare masterpieces from Taiwan in this major exhibition of more than 160 works of art–including paintings, calligraphy, bronzes, porcelain, textiles, enamels and jade–from the renowned collections of the National Palace Museum, Taipei. This blockbuster presentation in Houston is a collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the National Palace Museum, Taipei. Visitors will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience these treasures in person before they travel back home on January 29, 2017. 32 L O C A L | november 16 THE MENIL COLLECTION Holy Barbarians: Beat Culture on the West Coast 1533 Sul Ross St. | 713.525.9400 | www.menil.org This exhibition brings together a selection of California artists who emerged following the Second World War and took advantage of the region’s permissive atmosphere to help create a thriving new art scene. Loosely affiliated by personal friendships and shared actions, publications, interests and ideals, these artists produced a visually diverse array of objects that emphasize spontaneity and innovation over aesthetic or technical concerns. Often the works are imbued with an enigmatic spirituality and possess an iconography that is mysterious and cryptic. HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE Mummies of the World 555 Hermann Park Drive | 713.639.4629 www.hmns.org Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, presenting a never before seen collection of naturally and internationally preserved human and animal mummies. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies from South America, Europe and ancient Egypt, dating as far back as 4,500 years. Visitors embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification.