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Cindi Strauss

Cindi Strauss is Curator for Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She holds a BA with honors in Art History from Hamilton College and an MA in the History of Decorative Arts from the Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons School of Design. Ms. Strauss is responsible for post-1900 decorative arts, design, and craft at the MFAH. Recent exhibitions include the traveling show Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection; The Past Made Present: Contemporary Art and Memory; and Designed by Architects: Metalwork from the Margo Grant Walsh Collection. In addition to the Ornament as Art exhibition catalogue, recent publications include Pioneers of Contemporary Glass: Highlights from the Barbara and Dennis DuBois Collection and articles for Neue Keramik, the Journal of Decorative Arts, and Metalsmith magazine. Cindi is currently worked on a major exhibition and catalogue of the Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection of modern and contemporary ceramics, scheduled to open at the MFAH and travel thereafter. (Spring 2010)