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  1. 22 Jun
    Fri / 2012
    Who’s that cover girl starring on the Kenwood House exhibition catalogue? None other than the indisputably beautiful Mary, Countess Howe. Putting her best (elegantly dressed) foot forward in her full-length portrait by Thomas Gainsborough, she stands proudly in a dress that would have been at the height of fashion in the mid-1700s. Her pale complexion and arsenal of expensive accessories also attest to her aristocratic status.

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  2. 08 Jun
    Fri / 2012
    The first character we introduce you to must be Edward Cecil Guinness, the first Earl of Iveagh and the third son of Arthur Guinness. (Arthur’s grandfather founded the famous Guinness brewery.) Since Edward Cecil wasn’t . . .

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  3. 04 Jun
    Mon / 2012
    “You’ll never regret this,” the seller told him. That’s what art collector George Abrams remembers from his first Rembrandt purchase. Now, five decades later, selections from the Maida and George Abrams Collection comprise the exhibition "Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle." This show marks . . .

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  4. 17 May
    Thu / 2012
    When we sat down with Anne Tucker, MFAH curator of photography, to discuss the news of Eastman Kodak Co. filing for bankruptcy, our conversation evolved from the history of a company to how Kodak forever changed the way artists and historians viewed the world. . . .

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  5. 08 May
    Tue / 2012
    Since 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 . . .

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