The Houston Art Scene in Transition and Disruption: Frank Freed's Opening Night- Contemporary Arts Museum of 1953 and What it Shows Us
by Randy Tibbits.
The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
Free for members, $5 for non-members
Despite the disruption of World War II, many believed a thriving pre-war art culture might resume its march into the future. But by the early 1960s that earlier culture and the artists who had made it were almost forgotten, replaced by new individuals with their own ideas as to what art in Houston should be about. Learn how that break with the past came about and discover some of the ramifications of our art scene "without a past".
The Museum Gallery will be open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on the day of this lecture.
Image: Frank Freed, Opening Night – Contemporary Arts Museum, 1953, Oil on canvas, Collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Gift of the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation.