“A Texas Legacy: Selections from the William J. Hill Collection”

“A Texas Legacy: Selections from the William J. Hill Collection”

Photo Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts Wenzel Friedrich, Rocking Chair, c. 1880–90, steer horn, jaguar hide, iron, chrome­plated iron, and wood, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of William J. Hill

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2016-12-31 10:00:00
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Fri., Sat. until January 1
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Free to $15

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX  77005
713-639-7300
What’s the legacy of Texas? Before we were a state, we were our own republic with a bustling economy full of oilmen, settlers, ranchers and more. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, proud Texans can get a gander at our storied history through art and artifacts with “A Texas Legacy: Selections from the William J. Hill Collection.”

“This group of objects are all Texas-made,” says Bradley Brooks, organizing curator for the exhibit. “It features a range of media, [including] furniture objects, objects of ceramic and silver.”

Brooks credits the generosity of oilman and antiques collector William Hill, a sixth-generation Texan, for bringing this collection to life. “Mr. Hill is a longtime collector of Texana and Texas decorative arts. He’s also been a tremendous supporter of [the museum] over the years. All these things have either been given to the museum by him or are still in his vast collection.”

More than 65 personal and commercial works of art crafted between the mid-19th and early 20th centuries are on display, ranging from the utilitarian to the highly decoratative.

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 January 2. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit mfah.org. Free to $15.

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