Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection
February 23–May 26, 2014
The Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection is one of the most remarkable collections of its type. Based in Potomac, Maryland, Lee and Mel Eagle have been collecting decorative arts since the 1960s, and the MFAH acquired their collection in 2010.
Beyond Craft, the first major exhibition from the collection, surveys the significant artists and aesthetic movements of studio craft from the mid-1960s to the early 1990s and beyond. The heart of the Eagle Collection is ceramics, and the selection of objects on view also includes fiber art, furniture, glass, jewelry, and works on paper.
An illustrated catalogue, published by the MFAH and distributed by Yale University Press, accompanies the exhibition and is available through The MFAH Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum's Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Generous funding is provided by:
The Margaret Cooke Skidmore Exhibition Endowment
Friends of Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle