The 18th century marked the birth of comfort as an everyday concept, evidenced by innovations in everything from furniture trends to sartorial styles. Objects from the period were increasingly designed to improve people's physical or emotional well-being simply by making life more comfortable.
This exhibition draws from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, permanent collections to showcase porcelain, silver, furniture, textiles and works on paper that demonstrate the idea as it was developed through art and material culture.
Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts and paintings, is situated on four acres of wooded gardens in the historic River Oaks neighborhood, about five miles from the main MFAH campus and about two miles from Bayou Bend, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings.
September 13-February 1
1406 Kirby Drive.