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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. 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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  5. 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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