Islamic art goes all the way back to the 7th century. It ranges from religious pieces, to utilitarian objects, to architecture from Muslim communities around the world — and that includes Houston.
City Hall currently features an exhibit of Islamic art called The Arts of the Islamic World, which is on display through Aug. 31.
Michael Hagerty went down to City Hall to check out some of the pieces. He talks with Zaf Tahir from the local chapter of the Islamic Arts Society along with several City Council members who happened to be passing by.
Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.