MFA Houston Announces Acquisition of Over 160 Decorative Arts Objects


HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), announced the acquisition through gift and purchase of more than 160 works from the exceptional private decorative arts collection of Leatrice and Melvin Eagle, collectors based in Potomac, Maryland. The Eagle Collection represents artwork from the 1940s to today with strength in ceramics by West Coast artists, but also encompasses fiber art, furniture, glass, jewelry, metalwork, sculpture, and works on paper. While the collection is primarily American in scope, artists from Western Europe, Japan, and Latin America are also included. “Lee and Mel Eagle have been strong advocates of decorative arts and craft for decades and have been generously giving artwork to the museum for the past three years, now culminating with their gift of the collection itself,” said MFAH director Dr. Peter C. Marzio. “Their collection