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MUSEUM DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place HOUSTON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE The Magnificent Faith Ringgold Featuring more than 100 outstanding works of art, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place will showcase the long history, vast geographic expanse and abundant diver- sity of works of art in the Islamic world. Two factors distinguish this exhibition: first, the inclu- sion of works from Southeast Asia and East and West Africa, areas largely overlooked in most exhibitions of Islamic art; and second, modern and contemporary works featured side-by-side with historic objects. This exhibi- tion will delight viewers with dazzling works that span over 1,400 years of artistry. Ringgold began her career in the early ’60s as a painter, an art activist and educator. Her protests, events and exhibitions of the ’60s and ’70s took a stand for freedom of speech and equality, breaking ground and opening museum doors for artists of color and women. Today she is best known for her painted story quilts and her illustrated children’s books. 1370 Southmore Blvd. | 713.496.9901 www.asiasociety.org/texas Through February 25, 2018. 50 L O C A L | september 17 CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM, HOUSTON Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped 5216 Montrose Blvd. | 713.284.8250 | www.camh.org 4807 Caroline St. | 713.526.1015 | www.hmaac.org Through September 25. Annabeth Rosen is a pioneer in the field of contemporary ceramics, bringing fluidity to the genre and its discourse with contemporary art. Annabeth Rosen: Fired, Broken, Gathered, Heaped is the artist’s first major survey and chronicles over 20 years of her work in ceram- ics. The exhibition will also feature works on paper that mirror the trajectory of her works created in clay. Through November 26.