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"Crossing State Lines:
Texas Art from the Museum of Fine Arts,
2000-09-23 until 2001-03-11
Museum of Fine Art Houston
Breaking away from traditional notions of regionalism,
Crossing State Lines offers a fresh view of the art of
Texas and highlights the unparalleled collection of the
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In addition, the
installation introduces a selection of the outstanding
paintings and sculptures donated to the MFAH by
Dallas collectors Nona and Richard Barrett since 1998,
as well as other notable recent acquisitions.
Opening with a unique 1851 portrait daguerreotype of
Sam Houston, the exhibition spans the 20th century to
show the contrasting interests that have shaped the art
of Texas. Crossing State Lines also examines the larger
role Texas artists have played on the national and
Thematically, the exhibition follows four significant and
often overlapping currents that run through Texas art.
First is the Texas landscape, among the most familiar
aspects of the region. Visionary responses to this
landscape and the pursuit of the spiritual are
represented as well. The little-known evolution of
Modernism in Texas and the advent of Postmodernism
conclude the presentation.
10.2.95 a.m., Texas
gelatin silver photograph with
The Museum of Fine Arts,
partial gift of Claude Albritton and
partial museum purchase with funds
provided by Andre and Sylvia Crispin,
Morgenstern, and Clinton T. Willour (97.63).