From the first annual exhibitions of native artists to the current explorations of art from across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, constructing a comprehensive collection of recent and contemporary artwork has all the time been central to the mission of the MFAH. Upon the close of each public sale Artspace shall individually confirm the highest bid to the seller and notify the customer submitting the highest bid that the bid was profitable and the amount of the buyer’s premium as a result of Artspace to be charged to buyer’s bank card.
When we perceive this divergence of goal, it is simple to see how photographers who’re so steeped in the Modernist custom of exquisitely recreating reality can discover it arduous to simply accept work that so strongly ignores this reality.
Kahlo and Her Circle” within the Robert and Jane Burke Gallery, locations the MFA’s recently acquired portray by Frida Kahlo, Dos Mujeres, in context with different works of Mexican modernism, including work by Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, photographs by Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, and lithographs by Rivera, Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jean Charlot.
Purposefully huge-ranging in scope, areas of focus embody Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism in France; Modernism in the United States and Latin America; American Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism and Pop art; postwar German artwork; and modern artwork from around the globe.
Although all the works seen on these pages are a part of our permanent assortment, in an effort to present the full range of our holdings—almost 2,600 objects—and to accommodate vital temporary exhibitions, certain works should sometimes be taken off view.