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Greek, Hydria, 540 BC, bronze, estate of Isabel B. Wilson.

Gifts from the Past: The Isabel Brown Wilson Collection

Thursday, Aug 22, 2013
6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Collector and philanthropist Isabel Brown Wilson (1931–2012) was a visionary leader through The Brown Foundation, Inc., and at the MFAH, where she helped acquire significant antiquities as well as works by artists including Jean-Simeon Chardin, Rembrandt, Georgia O’Keeffe, J. M. W. Turner, and James Turrell. Join this Gallery Talk to see how Wilson's passion for a wide range of art is revealed by her gifts to the Museum. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Gifts from the Past: The Isabel Brown Wilson Collection.

Education Programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Michael C. Linn in memory of his mother Patricia G. Linn; the National Museum of Korea; Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; The Hamill Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; The Boeing Company; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation