The Benson in Texas Museums
Two new exhibitions this fall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the San Antonio Museum of Art will include rare materials from the Benson Latin American Collection. The Benson is excited to share these amazing works with audiences across Texas.
On view at MFAH October 6, 2013 – January 2014, American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World features the Benson's West Indian Atlas (1775) and Nouvelle Relation de la France Equinoxiale (1743).
On view at SAMA October 12, 2013 – March 23, 2014, Fray Antonio Margil de Jesús: "Patron Saint of Texas" features 18th-century manuscript documents written by Margil himself, as well as rare printed texts about the famous friar, from the Benson's Genaro García Collection.