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MFAH conservator Jane Gillies works on the sculpture La Fée aux fleurs (Mathurin Moreau, 1870–1900, cast iron, the MFAH, Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III).

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “La Fée aux fleurs”

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Rienzi
1406 Kirby Drive Map & Directions

Jane Gillies, objects and sculpture conservator at the MFAH, discusses La Fée aux fleurs, a turn-of-the-20th-century work by Mathurin Moreau. This cast-iron sculpture of a winged nymph and cherub was returned to Rienzi’s gardens in the summer of 2012 after extensive research and conservation, during which conservators discovered the previously hidden foundry mark on the sculpture.

►Read the three-part blog series about the discovery: Out of Storage and onto a Pedestal

On the third Thursday of each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in the Rienzi Collection. Gallery Talks are given by museum curators, conservators, educators, and librarians.

Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. Please call 713. 639.7800.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment Fund; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment Fund for Rienzi.