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While you%26rsquo;re at%26nbsp; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for the majestic %26ldquo;Titian and the Golden Age of Italian Painting%26rdquo; (through August 14), check out something non-heroic and of this century. We%26rsquo;re in love with the miniature marvels of Charles LeDray, holding court in the Law Building%26rsquo;s Cullinan Hall. LeDray%26rsquo;s tiny treasures transcend isms and trends to mine the magic of the mundane and the everyday. Meticulously and lovingly hand-sewn and hand-cast into thousands of fragile works of art %26mdash; little clothing ensembles laid out on a street vendor%26rsquo;s blanket, an array of miniscule ties, a model-sized dry-cleaning operation out of the 1950s complete with specks of dust in the light fixtures, and hundreds upon hundreds of thimble-sized porcelain whatnots%26nbsp; %26mdash; the artist%26rsquo;s convincing amalgamation of a bygone, Lilliputian America is heart-stopping, poignant and filled with a wry dose of humor, served neat on the side (through September 11).

Image: Charles LeDray's Untitled (Men%26rsquo;s Suits), 2009, at MFAH. Gift of Nina and Michael Zilkha in honor of Joseph Havel, photo courtesy Sperone Westwater Gallery, NYC.

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