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Amerant Partners with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to Launch ‘Amerant Latin American Gallery’ in Museum’s Newly-Opened Kinder Building

December 3, 2020

Houston, TX – Amerant, of the nation’s largest community banks, introduced the ‘Amerant Latin American Gallery’ in a partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH).

The gallery will be located within the new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, which is a dedicated building for the Museum’s fast-growing international collections of modern and contemporary art.

The Amerant Latin American Gallery showcases a broad range of artists drawn from the Museum’s collections of Latin American and Latino art that includes photography; prints and drawings; decorative arts, craft, and design; and modern and contemporary art.

“We are truly proud to partner with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and to be a part of the new Kinder Building’s exhibits,” said Francisco Rivero, Executive Vice President of Amerant Bank. “Amerant’s support in the arts is an integral part of our DNA, and partnering with MFAH further amplifies that commitment.”

Gary Tinterow, Director and Margaret Alkek Williams Chair, MFAH, said, “A century after the Museum’s founding by a group of local art lovers, it is thrilling to place the finishing touches on the Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. Thanks to generous donors, like Amerant Bank, that we have been able to construct magnificent new facilities for the display of the art of the preceding century and of our time, and to provide new plazas and gardens that will make the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the cultural hub of the region. I extend my thanks to the legion of patrons who made this vast undertaking possible.”

The new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, joins the Glassell School of Art and the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation Center for Conservation to complete the expansion and redevelopment of the Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Kinder Building houses over 100,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and an international collection of modern and contemporary art, including eight site-specific art installations never-before seen. The Kinder Building is named in honor of Richard D. Kinder, Chairman of the MFAH Board of Trustees, and his wife, Nancy Kinder.

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About Amerant

Amerant Bancorp Inc. is a bank holding company headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, Amerant Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”), Amerant Investments, Inc., Amerant Trust, N.A, and Elant Bank and Trust Ltd. The Company provides individuals and businesses in the U.S., as well as select international clients, with deposit, credit and wealth management services. The Bank, which has operated for over 40 years, is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida. The Bank operates 25 banking centers – 18 in South Florida, 7 in the Houston, Texas area, and loan production offices in Dallas, Texas and New York, New York. For more information, please visit www.amerantbank.com or https://investor.amerantbank.com.

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