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24 AprTue / 2012Have you ever considered becoming a docent at the MFAH? If you love art and enjoy sharing that love with others, read below for the inside scoop from some of our own docents on what it's like to be an MFAH docent.
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...
16 FebThu / 2012In January of this year, Bayou Bend acquired a rare sampler, skillfully stitched by Mary J. Greenfield Smith (born c. 1829), a student at the school of the Oblate Sisters of Providence—the first Roman Catholic society for women of African descent in the U.S. The Oblate sisters founded a school that embraced a curriculum similar to schools for white girls of the time: preparing students to run their own households, work as servants, or support...
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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