The rich heritage
of Mexico comes alive in The Grandeur of Viceregal Mexico: Treasures
from the Museo Franz Mayer. This exhibition is the first in the United
States to celebrate the culture of viceregal Mexico, an extraordinary
era (1521-1821) when Spanish viceroys ruled Mexico.
Located in Mexico
City, the Museo Franz Mayer houses an incomparable collection of Mexican
colonial arts assembled by financier Franz Mayer (1882-1975). Although
born and reared in Germany, Mayer cherished the heritage of his adopted
country, Mexico. He created a museum and donated his substantial collection
to the Mexican nation.
The Franz Mayer
collection reveals that influences from many cultures-Pre-Columbian,
Spanish, Islamic, and Chinese-came together in the art of colonial Mexico.
The objects exhibited at the MFAH testify to this fascinating confluence
The Grandeur of
Viceregal Mexico: Treasures from the Museo Franz Mayer was organized
by the Museo Franz Mayer and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. National
funding was provided by the Rockefeller Foundation and the National
Endowment for the Arts. Funding in Houston was provided by Continental
Airlines, Houston Endowment Inc., the Favrot Fund, Celina and Alfredo
Brener, Caroline Wiess Law, Deloitte & Touche, Pepe and Bill Anderson,
Linnet and Mike Deily, and the Rowan Foundation.
April 5, 10:00 a.m.
April 19 and 26, and May 3, 1:30 p.m.
April 5, 12, 19, and 26, and May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 12:00 noon
April 6, 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
April 14, 1:00 p.m.
April 16, 5:30 p.m.
April 27, 9:00 a.m.
April 27, 1:00 p.m.