Survey of the MFAH’s Metal Collection Opens March 2010

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HOUSTON, TX.- 30 contemporary metal works will be on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Liquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal. Organized by Cindi Strauss, MFAH curator of modern and contemporary decorative arts and design, the exhibition explores the varied ways that contemporary artists have manipulated metal to highlight the fluid properties of the material. Works on view range from furniture and vases to avant-garde jewelry and sculptural installations, all from the museum´s permanent collection. “The MFAH´s modern and contemporary collections lend themselves beautifully to inter-departmental exhibitions,” said Dr. Peter C. Marzio, MFAH director. “Liquid Lines celebrates the depth and range of vision achieved by artists, craftsmen, and designers working with metal.” “The strength and value of metal has inspired artists for centuries, and in recent decades, contemporary artists have continued to in