We are thrilled to announce that Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has added Myra Mimlitsch-Gray‘s Split Slab to their permanent collection. They join an illustrious list of museums including Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, The Detroit Institute of Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, London’s Victoria and Albert and Yale University Art Gallery.
Cindi Strauss, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design and Anna Walker, the Windgate Foundation Curatorial Fellow for Contemporary Craft write, “We are pleased to acquire Myra Mimlitsch-Gray’s Split Slab, the first work by the talented artist to enter the museum’s collection. In her reimagining of a serving form, Mimlitsch-Gray upends traditional forms in addition to highlighting silver’s fluid properties with exceptional craftsmanship. Split Slab joins the museum’s renowned collection of historical and contemporary metalwork, adding greatly to the dialogue across centuries and continents.”
Split Slab, 2012. Silver, 2.5 x 18 x 5 inches