“Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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08 MayTue / 2012Since ancient times, the image of mother and child has appeared in art around the world. From symbols of fertility to reflections of wealth and status, the theme of mother and child has evolved but endured over the years. The genre's appeal still rings true today . . .
03 AprTue / 2012We recently sat down with Anne Tucker, curator of photography, in the wake of Eastman Kodak Co. filing for bankruptcy. She discussed the history of Kodak and the monumentality “that something that was that huge is gone.” In part two of our conversation, Tucker explains how the Kodak snapshot changed the way artists and historians viewed the world around them. "Aesthetically, artists and photographers very quickly found a charm in the fact that most of...
17 FebFri / 2012When Eastman Kodak Co. filed for bankruptcy last month, it didn’t just mark a drastic point in a company’s history– it marked the end of an era. After all, the story of Kodak is not simply one of economics, but one of innovation, nostalgia and heritage. With its creation of Kodachrome film in 1935, the first commercially successful amateur color film, Kodak forever changed how we viewed the world. We recently sat down with Anne...
15 FebWed / 2012Color Field painter Jules Olitski didn’t stay in one place for very long, artistically speaking. Unlike his contemporaries, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, and Morris Louis, Olitski changed his artistic techniques much more frequently. “Olitski is unique among the Color Field Painters in the rapidity of his evolution,” says Alison de Lima Greene, curator of contemporary art and special projects at the MFAH. Greene is one of three curators of the current exhibition, Revelation: Major...
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