Pearl S. Fincher Museum to reopen
Paintings, sculptures and other works will finally be back on display for Spring residents as the Pearl S. Fincher Museum of Fine Arts plans to reopen after being closed for more than a year since it was flooded by Hurricane Harvey.
At an event on Thursday, Nov. 8, the museum announced plans to reopen on Saturday, Nov. 17 after undergoing renovations due to Harvey.
“The museum flooded during Harvey. It’s going to be restored and it’s going to look just like it did 10 years ago when it first opened,” said Calvin Cobb, museum board chairman.
Next to the museum, the Barbara Bush Library, Precinct 4 courthouse and other businesses were damaged by several feet of floodwaters, shutting them down for months to complete repairs.
The museum replaced equipment, floors and underwent an extensive restoration costing nearly $2 million, Cobb said.
While the doors were shut, the museum hosted its activities and events in nearby buildings, like the library.
Only a few pieces were affected by floodwater, but the majority of the work was unaffected.
“There were a couple of paintings that had a tiny bit of water, but they were restored in the first month. We had 15 inches of water, so didn’t reach most of the art. We were fortunate in that regard,” he said.
The museum will host its reopening on Saturday with an event for members from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It will then open the doors to the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.