“Scholar’s Eye: Contemporary Ceramics”

The world of ceramics, to many, starts with teacups and ends with saucers. But those who see “The Scholar’s Eye: Contemporary Ceramics from the Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection,” featuring 30 select pieces from the art scholars’ collection, will get a broadened view of ceramics’ range and significance as fine art. Their collection, 375 pieces strong and assembled over 25 years, features works from all around the world, each created after 1940. Americans and Europeans are the strongest contributors, but Asian, African and Latin American artists are also represented.

The pieces, thought to have made up one of the most important private collections of contemporary ceramics in the world, were recently acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and this is the first opportunity viewers will have to see highlights. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Through September 1. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org. $6 to $7.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: May 18. Continues through Sept. 1, 2008

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