“'American Made' presents a window onto the depth and richness of the collection across many areas of the MFAH holdings,” said Gervais via press materials. “Through painting, sculpture, textiles, photographs and furnishings, we have attempted to capture the extraordinary creativity and achievement of American artists over more than two centuries.”
Among the items on display is Joseph Badger’s Portrait of John Gerry, a 1745 painting of a young boy in a rose-colored coat. The coat seen in the portrait has survived and will also be on view, a rare treat for art lovers. Gary Tinterow, director of the MFAH, has called the exhibit “a complete rethinking and remix of the MFAH American art holdings.”
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 September 16. 1001 Bissonnet.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 7. Continues through Sept. 16, 2012