The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts has snagged a Best Small Museum nod before. It wins again this year for the very simple reason that it's doing excellent work. The brilliance in its programming is that it showcases works rarely seen publicly from small, private collections held locally. Early on the museum hosted "An American View: The Hosek Collection of American Art," an exhibit of works from Pearland contractor Howard "Chip" Hosek's private collection. In a later show, in the museum's Northwest Houston Collects series, works from local residents Ginger and Fred Palumbo were featured. The museum has paid special attention to Texas art. In 2014, 19th-century selections from the Bobbie and John L. Nau Collection went on display. Most recently the museum hosted "Texas Contemporary Regionalism." Between the two exhibits, works by Texas artists from three centuries have been on display.