Opening Weekend: A Feast for the EyesApril 22, 10:00 am-April 23, 5:00 pm
Featuring rarely seen works by major American artists—including Raphaelle Peale, John F. Peto, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andrew Wyeth—this exhibition celebrates the history of still-life painting in the United States. Drawn from a private collection, these pictures represent an extraordinary range of subject matter, from fruit and flowers to images of guns and game. Among the major works in the exhibition are John F. Peto’s vibrant and haunting trompe l’oeil painting, “The Writer’s Table: A Precarious Moment” (1892) and Andrew Wyeth’s strikingly somber “Christina’s Teapot” (1968).
Frank J. Hevrdejs is a nationally-recognized collector of American art, pursuing his passion for over 30 years. A Life Trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and longtime chairman of its Collections Committee, Frank has pledged this extraordinary collection to the MFAH. He and his wife, Michelle, are now sharing it with visitors in Memphis and Tacoma, Washington, before it returns to Houston.
“A Feast for the Eyes: 200 Years of American Still-Life Painting from the Hevrdejs Collection” will be on view at the Brooks Museum from Saturday, April 22 until Sunday, July 30. Click here to see all the special related events: http://www.brooksmuseum.org/a-feast-for-the-eyes
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
About the art: Raphaelle Peale, “Orange and Book,” c. 1817, Oil on canvas, the Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection. Thomas R. Dubrock, photographer.