Museum District Day 2012: The Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Japanese, "Seated Amitabha (Amida)," c. 800, wood-core dry lacquer, with traces of gold leaf
We begin our four-episode run-up to Saturday’s Sixteenth Annual Museum District Day by looking at an exhibition that will be on view at one of the event's participating art museums--specifically Unrivaled Splendor, 85 pieces of extraordinarily high-quality Japanese art from the Kimiko and John Powers Collection, currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Christine Starkman, curator of ancient and contemporary Asian art at the MFAH, talks with Catherine Lu.