There will be a special lecture-demonstration program on Islamic Calligraphy at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) on Sunday, October 28 @ 2:00 pm, entitled “The Living Art of Islamic Calligraphy”, by the world-renowned master calligrapher, Mohamed Zakariya.
This program is free and open to the public. Mr. Zakariya’s presentation will be followed by a reception and a calligraphy demonstration at the MFAH.
Based in Arlington, Virginia, Mohamed Zakariya is the most accomplished Islamic calligrapher in the United States. “Proper calligraphy is supposed to expand your heart to the meaning of a text,” says Zakariya, the only American to receive certification from master Turkish calligraphers.
This program is generously cosponsored by His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the Southwestern United States and the Asia Society Texas Center.