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Three Centuries of American Art: Antiquities, European, and American Masterpieces—The Fayez S. Sarofim Collection June 27–September 6, 2021


Three Centuries of American Art highlights more than 200 works from the private collection of Fayez S. Sarofim. The Houston-based collector has assembled an extraordinary representation of painting in America, from Impressionism through Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, and contemporary art. He has also acquired objects that reflect his Egyptian heritage, including Coptic carvings and textiles. But it is his devotion to 19th- and 20th-century painting that is at the center of his collection and this exhibition.

Grouped in thematic galleries, the masterpieces on view include works by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and John Singer Sargent. Also represented are Helen Frankenthaler, George Inness, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Henry Moore, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, among many others.

Publication
The illustrated exhibition catalogue is available through the MFA Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum’s Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).

Three Centuries of American Art: Antiquities, European, and American Masterpieces—The Fayez S. Sarofim Collection | June 27–September 6, 2021

Included with general admission. Advance timed tickets recommended.


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

Generous funding provided by:
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Gail and Louis Adler
Nancy and Rich Kinder
Ellen and Charles Sheedy
Vivian L. Smith Foundation

Location

Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
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