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 Millers 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 www.mfah.org. $7.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Feb. 13. Continues through May 8, 2011