The MFA Houston Announces Landmark Acquisition of a Dozen Works by James Turrell

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HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), builds on its longstanding commitment to the work of James Turrell with the recent acquisition of a dozen light-based works by the renowned American artist. Turrell titled the grouping Vertical Vintage; the retrospective selection reflects the full arc of Turrell’s engagement with artificial light, ranging from his first mid-1960s projections to his most recent Tall Glass series. “Vertical Vintage is part of an on-going partnership established by the MFAH and James Turrell,” said MFAH interim director Gwendolyn H. Goffe. “This project evolved out of many conversations Peter C. Marzio had with the artist, and reflects Dr. Marzio’s absolute commitment to excellence.” “James Turrell worked closely with the MFAH staff and board of trustees as we defined the parameters of this major acquisition,” commented Alison de Lima Greene, MFAH curator