Learn more about Two Centuries of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection with Kaylin Weber, exhibition curator from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Hear insights about her experience curating this exhibition and her expertise on still-life painting. Weber highlights the variety of artworks on view and the prolific collectors who amassed them over the past thirty years.
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About the Curator
Kaylin Haverstock Weber is assistant curator of American painting and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). Responsible for the acquisition, research and exhibition of American works dating from the eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries, Weber has organized a number of significant exhibitions and contributed to their associated catalogues, including American Adversaries: Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley in a Transatlantic World (2013-2014), Julian Onderdonk and the Texan Landscape (2016), and Two Hundred Years of American Still-Life Painting: The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection (2017).
Weber initially joined the MFAH’s staff in 2004 as a curatorial assistant and returned as an assistant curator following the completion of her doctorate in 2013. Before coming to the MFAH, she worked at The National Gallery, London, and The Royal Collection. She received her B.A. in the History of Art from Vanderbilt University, and her MPhil and PhD in the History of Art from the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Weber wrote her PhD dissertation on the art collection and studio of the eighteenth-century American artist Benjamin West.
Above: Raphaelle Peale, Orange and Book, c. 1817. Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 × 11 inches. The Frank and Michelle Hevrdejs Collection.