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22 JunFri / 2012Who’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.
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...
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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