Check out what’s going on this week at museums across the country!
In Memoriam: Texas collector and patron of the arts William James Hill (1934 – 2018)
William J. Hill, fondly known to friends and acquaintances alike as Bill, was a sixth-generation Texan and a native of Houston. His city is culturally richer for his lifelong contributions to many institutions, including the Children’s Museum, the Harris County Heritage Society, Project Row Houses, the Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
West and Copley in Houston
Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley (1738–1815), 1778. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ferdinand Lammot Belin Fund. An adventurous exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston should alter our views on the influence of early American painting and painters. American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World explores the way in which two colonial painters …
Greene and Greene at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
While we wait for the fall exhibition season to begin, now is a good time to catch the traveling exhibition A “New and Native” Beauty: The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene, which is in its final weeks at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (through October 18). Organized by the Gamble House and the Huntington Library to mark …
Master drawings from the collection of Horace Wood Brock
A spectacular group of European decorative arts, drawings, and paintings from the collection of Horace Wood Brock is the subject of a major new exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.