The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts opened in March 2008, in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and other private and public lenders to bring world-class art exhibitions to Northwest Houston.
The Pearl is housed in a former county library, leased to the museum and renovated through private funds, grants and gifts. Together with the Barbara Bush Library, The Centrum, and the Cypress Creek Community Center, the Pearl is part of the Cypress Creek Cultural District.
Over 2,000 donors have given over $3.5 million to the Pearl to date. These donations funded the renovation of the building and museum operations.
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts brings the best in original, high-quality museum works of art to the day-to-day environment of the residents of Northwest Houston.
The Pearl, a non-collecting museum, borrows from public and private collections. In its first year, the Pearl exhibited the work of Western artist and illustrator Frederic Remington, gold objects from modern-day Ghana, blacksmithing and metalworking, 17th- and 18th-century European paintings, and antique and contemporary art glass.
The Pearl complements its exhibitions with an active schedule of programs and services. Founded on the community center concept, the Pearl reaches beyond traditional museums to enlighten, educate and entertain.