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Richard Marquis, Broken Grey #1, 1979, glass, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection, gift of Leatrice and Melvin Eagle. © Richard Marquis

Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection

Saturday, May 10, 2014
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by Cindi Strauss, curator of modern and contemporary decorative arts and design.

Enjoy an overview of Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection, an exhibition that features 85 objects made by international artists from the 1960s to the 2000s.

The Eagles were adventurous collectors at a time when the boundaries between high art and studio craft were challenged by cognoscenti. The result is a distinctive collection that reflects the technical innovations and shifting tastes of the last half century in ceramics, fiber art, furniture, glass, jewelry, and works on paper. In addition to highlighting works by masters of the medium, this lecture explores artistic movements such as Funk; narrative and functional tendencies; and the role of drawing within decorative artists’ careers.

About the Friday and Saturday Afternoon Lecture Series
This series of lectures is held on Fridays at 1:30 p.m. with a repeat on Saturdays at 4 p.m. in Brown Auditorium Theater. A reception to meet the speaker and a “Your Turn to Speak” tour follow each lecture.

Tickets
$5 MFAH Members
$8 Nonmembers + Museum admission
Free for Members at the Patron, Supporting, Sponsor, and Benefactor levels, up to two tickets. Leadership Circle members receive unlimited free tickets.
Secure your seat in advance! Use the "Get Tickets" button above and print at home; call 713.639.7771; or visit any MFAH admissions desk.

Friday and Saturday Afternoon Lectures at the MFAH receive generous support from Aggie and Joe Foster.

Special thanks to Adept Word Management for transcription services.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.