Alfred Jacob Miller: “Romancing the West”

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

Category: Museums

Region: Kirby-West U

In 1837, Alfred Jacob Miller set off west, sketchpad in hand, to study life on the exotic frontier. The art exhibit “Romancing the West,” currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents 30 of Miller’s works on paper, mainly watercolors depicting the lives of Native Americans. In press materials, Curator Emily Ballew Neff says Miller shows “life on the frontier both as it was and as it was imagined to be.” While the situations might be imagined, there's nothing fake about the painter's fascination with the native people he so carefully documented. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sundays. Through May 8. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit $7.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 13. Continues through May 8, 2011
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