This summer, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts proudly presents two new exhibits which provide a poignant examination of the effects of the Great Depression. The shows open June 10 and continue through September 9.
"Dignity in Labor: Texas Regionalism from the Bobbie and John L. Nau Collection" is installed in the Main Gallery of the museum. These remarkable paintings, lithographs and murals depict the hardworking character of Texans, the development of the oil industry, and the vast open space of the Lone Star State.
"Introducing America to Americans: Depression-Era Photographs from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston" is installed in the Rebecca Cole Gallery. As part of a Farm Security Administration photography project lasting nine years, exceptional photographers produced a "visual encyclopedia of American life" which showed Americans struggling through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. Many of the most iconic images from that landmark project will be on display in this exhibit.
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, except holidays. Admission is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per adult is appreciated.