Houston Fine Art Fair

Sep 20, 2013

The LBJ Library will be a cultural partner of the third annual Houston Fine Art Fair, one of the most anticipated events of the fall season.

Many people don't realize that President Johnson was responsible for much of our nation's cultural growth and advancement of the arts. On September 29, 1965, he signed the Arts and Humanities Bill, which created the National Foundation for the Arts and Humanities. This bill provided for the creation of an American Film Institute, a National Opera Company, the commission of new works of music by American composers, and grants to bring great artists into American schools and universities. 

"Art is a nation's most precious heritage," the President remarked. "For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves, and to others, the inner vision which guides us as a Nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish." Read the complete remarks here.

The Houston Fine Art Fair will take place September 19 - 22, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas and will include approximately 70 prominent galleries showing post-war and contemporary art.

The fair will feature modern and contemporary masters, mid-career and emerging artists from around the globe. There will also be on-site installations and special projects, plus a three-day program (September 20-22) of panel discussions to inform both novice and experienced collectors.

As a cultural partner, we're able to offer a free day pass to anyone who would like to attend the Houston Fine Art Fair. To register, click here.