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Thomas Hart Benton, Haystack, 1938, tempera with oil glaze on linen, on wood panel, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Frank J. Hevrdejs. © Thomas Hart Benton and Rita P. Benton Testamentary Trusts/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY,

Realism & Abstraction

Thursday, May 30, 2013
6 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

No matter the medium, Realism can include abstract elements, and Abstraction can include realistic elements. Join this 45-minute tour to see how Realism and Abstraction coexist in art at the MFAH.

Shell Free Thursdays are supported by a grant from the Shell Oil Company Foundation.

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 Boeing Company; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Mr. William J. Hill; An Anonymous Donor; Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation.