“Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection.”
The exhibit includes one of the earliest American examples of still-life in Raphaelle Peale’s Orange and Book
, from 1817, as well as the more recent Rouge Poppies
by Minimalist Donald Sultan. Frank is a life trustee and longtime chairman of the museum’s collections committee, so Houston gets the inaugural display; the exhibit will then travel to Tennessee and Washington.
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. January 14 through April 9. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit mfah.org
. Free to $15.
It was an admiration for 17th-century Dutch still life that got them hooked, and that passion led to 30 years of acquisitions by local collectors Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs. Now more than 65 works from the couple’s private collection, some of which have never been seen by the public, are on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in