The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "Mending: Craft and Community" opening day

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents "Mending: Craft and Community"
Léopold Foulem, Red Poppies Teapot with Chinese Scene in Mounts, 2001-02, whiteware and metal, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection, Museum purchase funded by Asa Walker, by exchange. Photo courtesy of Léopold Foulem

"Mending: Craft and Community" showcases mending as an act of transformation by artists working in a wide range of craft-based materials. Objects drawn from the MFAH collection offer both formal and metaphorical examples of mending created in the past four decades, revealing techniques and personal stories in works that weave together narratives of race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Highlights include Mend, a large fiber work by Tanya Aguiñiga that reflects motherhood and community among women; Jaydan Moore’s eight-foot-long Platter #4, made of cut apart and reassembled serving trays; and Joyce Scott’s “Danger Done” Neckpiece, which comments on stereotypes of black identity.

The international and U.S. artists featured in the exhibition range from masters in the field of studio craft, such as Léopold Foulem and Therman Statom, to a younger generation that includes Jennifer Ling Datchuk and Aaron McIntosh.

Event Details


12.8.18 | 10:00 am


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005