The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "The Connoisseur’s Eye: New Perspectives on Ceramics in the Rienzi Collection" opening day

"The Connoisseur’s Eye: New Perspectives on Ceramics in the Rienzi Collection"
Chelsea Porcelain Works, Patch Box Cover, c. 1755, soft-paste porcelain, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. & Mrs. Harris Masterson III.

 
Photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rienzi’s opening, "The Connoisseur’s Eye: New Perspectives on Ceramics in the Rienzi Collection" highlights the extensive collection of porcelain.

Recent research has uncovered new information on pieces from lesser-known factories in Europe, including Longton Hall Porcelain, the Naples Royal Porcelain Factory, and St. James’s Porcelain Factory. These discoveries shed new light on the wide-ranging interests of the Mastersons as collectors. The Connoisseur’s Eye expands the story of 18th-century ceramics in Rienzi’s collection beyond the holdings from major porcelain factories such as Meissen, Sèvres, and Worcester.

Following the opening day, the exhibit will be on display until February 3, 2019.

Event Details

When

9.1.18 | 10:00 am

Where

Rienzi
1406 Kirby Dr.
Houston, TX 77019

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Ticket Info

Admission is free.