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September brings Fall Exhibitions, 9/11 Artifacts, and Art Classes to Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

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SPRING, TX – September kicks off an exciting fall season at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, with the opening of two new exhibitions, a special display commemorating the 20th anniversary of September 11, and new classes for children and adults at the School of Art.

Images from the 9/11 Museum in New York City

For one week only, the Pearl is honored to host September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World.  This educational exhibition recounts the events of September 11 through the personal stories of those who witnessed and survived the attacks.




Told across 14 prints, the exhibition includes archival photographs and images of artifacts from the permanent collection of the 9/11 Museum in New York City.

The exhibition will be on display at the Pearl for one week, September 10 – 18. Cypress Creek Christian Community Center will also host a remembrance celebration focused on Interfaith Relations in America, What Have We Learned in the Twenty Years Since 9/11, while the Barbara Bush Branch Library offers a selection of books related to 9/11.

For details, visit

Fall Exhibitions at the Pearl

Two new exhibitions will be featured at the Pearl Fincher Museum this fall, both centering around art that utilizes paper in a myriad of creative ways.

With traditional hand papermaking at its core, Pulped Under Pressure will be featured in the Main Gallery of the Pearl. Each of the seven artists in this exhibition start simply, with a foundation of pulp made from natural fibers. What they create from that point varies widely, ranging from printmaking to papercutting, installation art with recycled materials, and more. The works encourage viewers to slow down, even as they contemplate some of the most pressing issues facing our world today.




In the Cole Gallery, the Pearl will bring together works by five artists from across the country for a curated exhibition titled, The Art of Paper. With works that range from beautifully detailed to lighthearted and fun, the exhibition highlights how paper—one of life’s most ordinary items—can be transformed into something magical through the hands and minds of talented artists.

Both exhibitions open Friday, September 10, with a special members-only event that evening. For details on becoming a member visit

Field trips are available for students of all ages, including private and homeschool students. For details or to schedule a visit, contact Emily Guerra, Director of Education and Programs, at

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.




Fall Classes at the School of Art

The fall session of classes and workshops at the Pearl’s School of Art will begin the week of September 20 and continue through November 13. Registration is underway for a variety of fine art options, designed for ages 5 to 8, ages 9 to 12, teens, and adults. 

The School of Art is devoted to nurturing creativity and fostering an appreciation of the arts. Small class sizes provide the opportunity for in-depth instruction from talented faculty.

For more information, including course descriptions and class schedules, please visit

As an ever-growing entity, the School of Art welcomes applications from new instructors who bring a passion for teaching and expertise in a particular aspect of art. To learn more contact Emily Guerra, Director of Education and Programs, at

Pearl Fincher Art Class
PHOTO: Registration is now underway for the fall session of the School of Art at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. Classes and workshops are available for ages 5 through adult. For more information or to register, visit

Fall Luncheon: October 21

Tickets are now on sale for the Pearl Fincher Museum’s Fall Luncheon, set for Thursday, October 21 at Shirley Acres.

With a theme of “Expressions of Gratitude,” the event will honor Kathryn Lanier-Hunt and the memory of Suzanne Sparks. The luncheon is chaired by Sue Ann Lurcott.

The Fall Luncheon will feature guest speaker Robert “Bobby” Kipper, Executive Director for the National Center for Prevention of Community Violence. Kipper served as a police officer for 30 years and is now a Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author, with six published works including Roll Call: Spiritual Wellness for Today’s Law Enforcement Officer. As the Pearl lays the groundwork for an art wellness program for our community’s first responders and medical personnel, Kipper will tell his story of the power of creative wellness—how it saved his career and built a pathway to hope.

Tickets to the luncheon start at $65, with tables of 10 starting at $650. For more information or to reserve your place, please visit or call (281) 376-6322.




Day of the Dead Festival: October 30

The Pearl will present its first-ever Day of the Dead festival, set for Saturday, October 30. This community-wide event will take place outdoors on the grounds of the Pearl.

The museum is currently seeking food trucks, entertainment, and volunteers to serve in a variety of roles.

To lend a hand please contact Emily Guerra, Director of Education and Programs at or (281) 376-6322. For more information about attending the event, visit

The museum is currently recruiting volunteer docents. Docents will be trained on new exhibitions and how to give guided tours to groups of all ages. If you are interested in learning more about art and enjoy interacting with visitors, please contact Emily Guerra, Director of Education and Programs, for more information.




Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts exists to provide direct, first-hand access to original works of art, and to offer outstanding educational and public programming. As the only Fine Arts museum in Harris County outside the city center of Houston, the Pearl operates completely through the generous donations of individuals, businesses and foundations from the greater Houston community, and is free to all.

Located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive in Spring, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Donations and membership support are appreciated and help continue the Pearl’s mission of art, education, and community.

For more information, please visit or call (281) 376-6322.