The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts will be home to a new exhibit this summer entitled “My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action.” The museum has been closed since May 12 for installation, and the exhibit will debut June 1 and continue through Aug. 17.
The collection will feature more than 130 pieces by contemporary artists from around the world in a variety of media, including sculpture, printmaking and photography, according to a May 15 news release. Subjects include superheroes such as Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, Robin, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Catwoman, Hulk and Iron Man.
“Superheroes appeal to people of all ages,” PFMFA Director Ani Boyajian said in a statement. “My Hero will be fun for children and families, but it also offers unique twists for teens, adults and seniors to enjoy.”
To complement the exhibit, the PFMFA will host summer art camps from June 10-July 26 with the theme “Heroes & Villains.” During the camp, students will develop their own superhero or antihero, designing everything from their character, logo and color scheme to costume and vehicle, according to the press release.
Each camp will last one week with campers meeting for three hours each day. Junior camps are geared for children ages 8-12, and senior camps are geared for ages 13-18.
The exhibit will open to the public June 1 at 1 p.m. following a special preview for patron museum members May 31. The exhibit will be housed in the main gallery and the Rebecca Cole Gallery of the PFMFA, located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring.
The museum is open Tue.-Sat. from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and admission is free.
For more information about the “My Hero! Contemporary Art & Superhero Action” exhibit, click here. For more information about “Heroes & Villains” summer camps, click here.
Hannah joined Community Impact as a reporter in May 2016 and is the editor of the Spring-Klein and Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood editions. She previously covered city government, education and business news as a reporter for The Woodlands edition prior to becoming an editor in 2019. A lifelong Houstonian, Hannah attended Cy-Fair ISD schools and graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in multiplatform journalism.
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