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  1. 18 Dec
    Thu / 2014
    "Annunciation to the Shepherds," the colorful painting by Dutch Calvinist Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638) in the collection of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, is one of the largest representations of the subject. The dramatic work—nearly six feet high and more than four feet wide—is on view in the Audrey Jones Beck Building.

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  2. 05 Dec
    Fri / 2014
    The idea for the exhibition "Fangs, Feathers, and Fins: Sacred Creatures in Ancient American Art" began when I subscribed to "International Wildlife" as a teenager. Instead of boy-band posters on my bedroom wall, I had pages torn from this magazine. That’s what drew me to Pre-Columbian studies. For these ancient cultures, animals helped explain the world and why things happened.

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  3. 26 Nov
    Wed / 2014
    Artist María Fernanda Cardoso visited Houston to work with the Museum’s conservation department on assembling her installation "Woven Water: Submarine Landscape" in preparation for an exhibition of Latin American art scheduled to open here in 2015.

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  4. 06 Oct
    Mon / 2014
    This autumn at Rienzi, Isla’s Gallery features "Comfort and the Eighteenth-Century Interior." Highlighting 18th-century decorative arts and material culture, the exhibition seeks to communicate how design could improve people’s lives, both emotionally and physically, by making them more comfortable.

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  5. 24 Aug
    Sun / 2014
    What does it take to install a 36-foot-tall, 2-ton sculpture of a cast-bronze tree in the heart of the Houston Museum District? Our newly acquired "Albero folgorato (Lightning Tree)," by renowned Italian artist Giuseppe Penone, got a fittingly dramatic debut on the Museum’s South Lawn.

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  • Inside the MFAH

    “Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Read blog »

  • The Gilded Dish: A Rienzi Blog

    Rienzi is the house museum and collection of European paintings and decorative arts at the MFAH. Our articles highlight elements of the collection, discuss additions and changes to the house or gardens, and review events held at Rienzi for those of you not able ... Read blog »

  • The Muse of Provence: A Blog for the Dora Maar House

    The Brown Foundation Fellows Program, based at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, provides residencies of one to three months for midcareer professionals in the arts and humanities to concentrate on their fields of expertise.       Read blog »

  • Through the Storm: E-Records Blog

    In 2010, the MFAH received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to plan the implementation of an electronic records archive (ERA) for preserving the museum’s permanent born-digital records. Under the grant, the MFAH Archives and Information Technology ... Read blog »