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International Power Players Welcome MFAH’s Revolutionary New Exhibit

From Mexico With Masterpieces

BY // 07.10.17
photography Wilson Parish

What: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston preview and dinner for the Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 exhibition

Where: The MFAH Caroline Wiess Law Building

PC Moment: Headlining the evening saluting exhibition funders and art world guests were Mexico’s ambassador to the United States Geronimo Gutierrez Fernandez; the director general of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Lidia Camacho; and Houston market president at Bank of America, Hong Ogle. MFAH director Gary Tinterow welcomed the international contingent that also included Mexico Consul General Oscar Rodríguez Cabrera.

The exhibition, which runs through October 1, is said to be the the most comprehensive collection of modern Mexican art displayed in the United States in seven decades. Included are masterpieces by well-known figures such as Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo as well as works by their important contemporaries.

After previewing the exhibition of more than 175 works in the Upper Brown Pavilion, guests were seated for dinner prepared by City Kitchen. The menu, with a hint of Mexico, included zucchini soup, seared duck breast and black bean cake and a dessert of frozen mango and coconut parfaits.

Who: Miguel Fernández Félix, Manuel Reyero, Frank Hevrdejs, Nancy and Rich Kinder, Marilyn Oshman, Laurie and Reed Morian, Lisa and Downing Mears, Mary Cullen, Cathy and Alex Lopez Negrete, Isabella and Ignacio Torres, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Sofia Adrogue, Susanne and Bill Pritchard, Daniela and Manolo Sánchez, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wally Wilson, Joanna and Rusty Wortham, and Fernando Solis Camera.

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