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  1. 25 Apr
    Wed / 2012
    Earlier this month the Rienzi and Bayou Bend Book Club read Founding Gardeners, a book that examines gardening, a common passion, of four of America’s founding fathers: Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Madison. Written by Andrea Wulf, the book incorporates political history with that of nature, and how these four men with a common goal but differing means shared a great interest for all things botanical. In particular the book looks at the transfer of seeds from North to...

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  2. 24 Apr
    Tue / 2012
    Have 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.

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  3. 16 Apr
    Mon / 2012
    My teenage daughter, Sophie, tells me that the hip dismissive remark these days among cool East Coast city kids is: “That’s so Postmodern!” We discussed this phrase while taking “the art and architecture walk” with two Dora Maar fellows, Brian Chikwava and Andria Derstine, at the Château la Coste outside of Aix-en-Provence.

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  4. 09 Apr
    Mon / 2012
    I don’t think of myself as a television person, except maybe a little Modern Family; I tend to prefer the world of words: books, magazines, and news websites. I’m generally lost when movies are discussed; I might only see one a year in the theatre, usually something odd (please don’t ask me if I will be seeing The Hunger Games). But, recently, I’ve adopted some television programming that I just can’t get enough of –...

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  5. 03 Apr
    Tue / 2012
    We recently sat down with Anne Tucker, curator of photography, in the wake of Eastman Kodak Co. filing for bankruptcy. She discussed the history of Kodak and the monumentality “that something that was that huge is gone.” In part two of our conversation, Tucker explains how the Kodak snapshot changed the way artists and historians viewed the world around them. "Aesthetically, artists and photographers very quickly found a charm in the fact that most of...

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  • Inside the MFAH

    “Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Read blog »

  • The Gilded Dish: A Rienzi Blog

    Rienzi is the house museum and collection of European paintings and decorative arts at the MFAH. Our articles highlight elements of the collection, discuss additions and changes to the house or gardens, and review events held at Rienzi for those of you not able ... Read blog »

  • The Muse of Provence: A Blog for the Dora Maar House

    The Brown Foundation Fellows Program, based at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France, provides residencies of one to three months for midcareer professionals in the arts and humanities to concentrate on their fields of expertise.       Read blog »

  • Through the Storm: E-Records Blog

    In 2010, the MFAH received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to plan the implementation of an electronic records archive (ERA) for preserving the museum’s permanent born-digital records. Under the grant, the MFAH Archives and Information Technology ... Read blog »