Houston “Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (September13–January 3, 2010). Ancient Vietnam’s rich artistic heritage unfolded over 2,000years and under a host of international influences, at the center of trade routes linking theRoman, Indian, and Chinese empires. This unprecedented loan exhibition offers a taste of itstreasures, including ritual bronzes, Hindu and Buddhist sculptures, terra-cotta burial ware, goldjewelry, and precious ornaments.