Houston, TX USA
Samstag, 23. Oktober 2010 ‐ Samstag, 4. Dezember 2010
McClain Gallery is proud to announce the sale of artwork from the estate of distinguished art collector, Frank K. Ribelin. A native Texan and philanthropist, Frank gave generously to charities that supported education, the arts, and medical research in Texas and on a national level. His diverse collection of nearly 2000 artworks was fueled by his passionate interest in contemporary art, and includes works from Latin American, Hispanic, and Texas artists, to nationally and internationally recognized artists. His support of the arts led to his involvement with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Meadows Museum at SMU, the National Gallery of American Art and the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Using selections from his own extensive collection, Frank helped create Strake Jesuit Art Museum in Houston and Jesuit Dallas Museum as a way to expose young people to quality works of art and foster a new generation of art admirers. This exhibition honors Frank's legacy of philanthropy: proceeds from sales will be donated to charities that he supported.