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  1. 01 Aug
    Fri / 2014
    Like medical students completing their residencies in a hospital, graduate conservation students are required to gain practical experience during their final year of training. My most recent project is a gelatin-silver photograph by American artist Walker Evans, who is best known for his images of the Great Depression.

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  2. 25 Jul
    Fri / 2014
    This program, which serves adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, drives home the idea that art is an incredible agent for rich conversations about life, bringing folks together around it to create community.

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  3. 02 Jul
    Wed / 2014
    It’s our first priority to ensure the newly acquired "Oso Dorado" retains its freshness for generations to come. Works of art on paper can be subject to irreversible light-induced damage, a dilemma for institutions whose essential mission is to share art with the public.

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  4. 23 Apr
    Wed / 2014
    This summer, the Museum’s Cullinan Hall is teeming with 24,000 hand-painted PVC strands, each two stories high, filling 2,600 square feet of gallery space. And you are invited to walk right into them. Not sure what to expect when you enter the Museum and see the Houston Penetrable, a monumental installation eight years in the making? Here’s a quick rundown. What is the Houston Penetrable? The completed installation consists of thousands of strands suspended from a grid...

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  5. 19 Feb
    Wed / 2014
    California artist Clayton Bailey (born 1939) has devoted his career to comedy, science, and pseudoscience through the medium of ceramics. His 1977 work Monster (“Burping Bowl”), on view in Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection, is a cross between a pond-dwelling sci-fi monster and the childhood nightmare of someone living in the toilet bowl. A head rests in a bowl of water, and air is pumped...

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