pearlfinchermuseum – http://www.pearlmfa.org
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts opened to the public in March 2008. It grew out of a vision of Northwest Houston community leaders to establish greater Houston’s only Fine Arts museum outside the city center. The Pearl has become a great source of pride to our community.
From its humble beginnings, the museum has progressed to being named the Houston Press Best Small Museum in 2010 and, again, in 2015. The Houston Press stated, “The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts has snagged a Best Small Museum nod before. It wins again this year for the very simple reason that it’s doing excellent work. The brilliance in its programming is that it showcases works rarely seen publicly from small, private collections held locally.”
More than 185,000 visitors, including 60,000 school children, have visited the Pearl since its opening, experiencing world-class art. The Pearl is truly a rare treasure in the center of the Northwest community. Our galleries have exhibited 46 shows since opening. Exhibitions have ranged from exquisite European paintings, Texas paintings, Japanese objects, American paintings, contemporary pieces, African Gold, ceramics, pottery, glass, metal, recycled objects into art, Hispanic art, French collections, and many more. There has truly been something to appeal to each visitor.
Education has been a key element of our mission since the very beginning. That vision has expanded to include school children to university students to senior adults. The school program is outstanding, serving 8,000 children each year as part of their scheduled school field trips.