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American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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The Birds of America: from Original Drawings, 1827–38 Hand-colored Etching and Aquatint © Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

5601 Main Street
Houston, TX
July 7th, 2012 - January 1st, 2013
Opening: July 7th, 2012 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

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Tuesday, Wednesday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Thursday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Sunday 12:15 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
TAGS:  
works on paper photography painting, sculpture

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American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston reveals the depth, breadth, and richness of American artistic innovation from the 18th to the mid-20th century. The MFAH collection of American art has expanded enormously through gifts, bequests, and purchases, and many of its treasures have been recently conserved. For the first time, the museum galleries present an installation that integrates the collection of American paintings and sculpture with decorative arts, Native American art, photography, and works on paper. More than 220 objects are showcased, including artworks from the Bayou Bend Collection.

Among the recent acquisitions on view are Corrugated Building by Helen Torr and The Return of Private Davis from the Argonne by John Steuart Curry. The many other highlights include Edward Hicks’s beloved Peaceable Kingdom; Louis Comfort Tiffany’s spectacular A Wooded Landscape in Three Panels; the poignant marble sculpture The Last of the Tribes by Hiram Powers; Georgia O'Keeffe's masterpiece Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow; and the shimmering E. Martin Hennings painting Passing By.