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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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