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MFA Houston Presents Private Collection of the Czech Avant-Garde Art and Glass

HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), presents New Formations: Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection November 6, 2011-February 5, 2012, shedding light on a still under-known chapter of 20th-century art. The exhibition features more than 150 Czech avant-garde works amassed by Houston philanthropists Roy and Mary Cullen, including outstanding examples from the flowering of Czech Surrealism; rare artists‘ books and avant-garde periodicals; and exquisitely molded and blown modern glass. The exhibition is curated by leading art historians based in Prague, Karel Srp of the Prague Municipal Gallery and independent scholar Lenka Bydžovská; Alison de Lima Greene, MFAH curator of contemporary art and special projects, has also contributed to the catalogue and organized this exhibition for Houston. “This project builds and expands upon the MFAH‘s nationally acclaimed