Current Exhibitions

See what is on exhibit at the Pearl!

Past Exhibitions

Enjoy the articles, videos and photo galleries still available to view online.


Community Gallery

The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Community Gallery provides a low-cost exhibition space for artists and artist groups to showcase their work.



Pearl School of Art: Classes & Camps

Students have the opportunity to work through a series of activities and projects. Whether you are a beginning student or a serious amateur, we invite you to enroll.


Art Start

Art Start introduces preschool-aged children to visual learning and creative expression in weekly sessions.

Guided Tours & School Visits

Enthusiastic museum docents are available to help you get the most out of your visit to the Pearl.


Articles and Essays

Deepen your understanding and appreciation of art and enhance your museum-going experience.




Support the Pearl and its educational programs by becoming a Museum Member or Business Level Member!


Free Museum Family Days

Sponsored in part by the Texas Cultural Trust.

Volunteer Guild

Meet the dedicated volunteers who provide support and assistance to the museum’s exhibitions, programs, and events.

Special Events

See what special events the Pearl has planned.

About the Pearl

Creativity and the Arts

The mission of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is to provide direct, first-hand access to original works of art and other culturally, historically and aesthetically significant objects to a regional, national, and international audience, and to offer outstanding and inclusive educational and public programming.

Since opening to the public in March 2008, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts has established itself as a community resource bringing world-class art exhibitions and art education opportunities to the Northwest Houston community.

The Pearl is a non-collecting fine art museum, borrowing from public and private collections. The museum 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.

The Pearl is housed in a former county library, leased to the museum and renovated through private funds, grants, and gifts. The Pearl is wholly supported through the community. Over 3,000 donors have given to the museum to date.


The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is located on Cypresswood Drive near the intersection with Stuebner-Airline.


Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
6815 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379

Hours of operation: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday

Closed Sunday and Monday

General Museum Donations

Pearl Fincher
George Bush, Sr. & Pearl Fincher

Who is Pearl Fincher?

Native Texan Pearl Lilley Fincher was born in 1935 in Evergreen, Texas. She moved to Spring, Texas in 1953, where she lived until her death in 2010. Much as her parents taught Pearl and her ten siblings, Pearl Fincher taught her six natural children, three stepchildren, and two “not-by-birth” children to be self-sufficient leaders in the community. Pearl truly lived by the philosophy “to whom much is given, much is required”, serving on the boards of the American Heart Association, The Tomball Regional Arts Committee, The Centrum Arts, and the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts.

One of Pearl Fincher’s proudest moments was attending the swearing-in ceremony of her daughter, Patricia Harless. The Honorable Patricia Harless is Texas State Representative of District 126, and a current member of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Board of Directors.

To learn more about Pearl Fincher and her legacy, visit the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce and read their article “Pearl Fincher, Philanthropist and Texas Woman Who Made History.”​

Museum Staff

Museum Director

Courtney Gardner

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Director of education

Grace Mussell

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Director of Visitor Services

Donna Mechell

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Museum Educator

Rebecca Howland

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Museum Educator

Samantha Aguilar

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Development Assistant

Jaylen Etheridge

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Art Start Educator

Brooke Silva


Visitor Services

Alexia Parson

Visitor Services

Tara Fenton

Visitor Services

Maudee Samarripas

Visitor Services

JT Earley

Board of Directors

Phil Graiff


Taunya Painter


Tom Kikis


Hon. Patricia Harless

Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Rose Austin

Keith Barber

Laura Barth

Dr. James Cain

Art Elder

Dr. Joe Fowler

Judge Lincoln Goodwin

Dr. Calvin Cobb

Pam Hughes

Dana Kervin

Valerie Lang

Enrique Lima

Phil Martin

Dr. Jenny McGown

Don Pine

Christine Riddle-Butts

Barbara Schlattman

Roger Soape

Frances Stetson

Kathy Wortham

Terry Capps

Advisory Board

Nancy Agafitei
Pam Bailey
Bob Blanton
Mary Davis
​David Diehl

Susan Diehl
Leanne Donelson
Bill Farrell
Cynthia Foley
William Franks
Kathryn Lanier Hunt
Jan Jircik
Rand Key
Ray Laughter

​Jeffrey Miller
Brenda Pennington
Diane Porter
Harold Pat Riley
Seth Sharr
Irene Skor
Linn Smyth
Tom Sparks
Nancy Speaks
Jack Thoner
Ginni Maddox Whitten
Don Weise
Glenn Wilkerson
Darrell Williams