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Posts Tagged Sculpture

  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. 29 Aug
    Thu / 2013
    On his way to work, MFAH photographer Will Michels noticed that a bronze sculpture depicting Christopher Columbus had been tagged in several places with silver paint. The sculpture, which stands in Bell Park in the Museum District, was paid for by Houston's Italian-American community. The graffiti appeared in several places . . .

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  4. 08 Jan
    Tue / 2013
    "Woman with Outstretched Arms" has a special place in Picasso’s career. As a child, he cut figures and animals from paper for to entertain his younger sisters, and cut paper played a major role in his development of Cubist collage. Decades later, he returned to making cutouts once again, and in the early 1950s he began to translate his paper maquettes into small cut-and-folded sheet metal figures.

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  5. 15 Feb
    Wed / 2012
    Color 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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