A Message from Gala Honoree Calvin Cobb
I have been privileged to chair the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Board of Directors since the early days of the museum before it opened eight years ago. I have seen the museum grow from a vision of our community leaders to a reality and have seen it become a great source of pride to our community.
From those humble beginnings, the museum has progressed to being named the Houston Press Best Small Museum in 2010 and 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 (2015) 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.”
Our galleries have exhibited 39 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 much 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 field trips. It is especially heartwarming to hear the comments from the school children about what they “get” from a particular exhibit. Our docents have shared many, many wonderful stories about how the Pearl reached the children.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank all of you who have enthusiastically supported the Pearl and created this jewel in our neighborhood. You are part of a special group of friends whose dedication has built a great legacy.
Thank you to our 2017 Corporate Sponsors!