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Miss Ima Hogg & Modernism July 27–November 3, 2019


 Klee, Marjamshausen

Paul Klee, Marjamshausen, 1928, watercolor and gouache over graphite on wove paper, on artist’s paper board mount, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Miss Ima Hogg.

Wayman Adams, Portrait of Ima Hogg, c. 1920, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Alice C. Simkins. © Estate of Wayman Adams

Jack Hokeah, Kiowa Mother and Child, 1930–39, gouache over graphite on wove paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Miss Ima Hogg.

Pablo Picasso, Three Women at the Fountain, 1921, pastel on wove paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Miss Ima Hogg and other Trustees of the Varner-Bayou Bend Heritage Fund. © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Landscape with Moon (Landschaft mit Mond), 1927, woodcut on wove paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Miss Ima Hogg. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Wilderness Home (Haus Wildboden), 1924–25, watercolor and graphite on wove paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Miss Ima Hogg.

Henri Matisse, Head and Arms of a Reclining Nude (Jeune femme le visage enfoui dans les bras), 1929, etching, printed chine collé on wove paper, edition 6/25, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Miss Ima Hogg. © Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Pablo Picasso, The Frugal Repast (Le Repas frugal), 1904, published 1913, etching on wove paper, edition of possibly 250, after steel-facing, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Miss Ima Hogg. © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Roberto Montenegro, Viva Cristo Rey, 1939, watercolor over graphite on wove paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Miss Ima Hogg. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico, D.F.

Ima Hogg is widely known for donating her home—Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens—and her collection of early American decorative arts and paintings to the MFAH in 1957. Nearly two decades before that, she also made a significant gift to the Museum of early 20th-century prints and drawings.

This exhibition marks the 80th anniversary of Hogg’s first major gift of modern European and North American works in 1939, a donation that would continue throughout the next decade.

Miss Ima Hogg & Modernism showcases a selection of these works on paper. Hogg (1882–1975) was one of the first American collectors of modern art in Texas, at a time when avant-garde art was still generally misunderstood. Over the course of her travels in Europe and North America, she amassed an important collection of more than 100 prints and drawings by artists including George Bellows, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, José Clemente Orozco, and Pablo Picasso.

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Miss Ima Hogg & Modernism | July 27–November 3, 2019


This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Location

Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
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