Three Centuries of American Art highlights more than 200 works from the private collection of Fayez S. Sarofim.
The Houston-based collector has assembled an extraordinary representation of painting in America, from Impressionism through Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, and contemporary art. He has also acquired objects that reflect his Egyptian heritage, including Coptic carvings and textiles. But it is his devotion to 19th- and 20th-century painting that is at the center of his collection and this exhibition.
Grouped in thematic galleries, the masterpieces on view include works by Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and John Singer Sargent. Also represented are Helen Frankenthaler, George Inness, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Henry Moore, Robert Motherwell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol, among many others.
An illustrated exhibition catalogue accompanies the exhibition
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website