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  1. 19 Feb
    Wed / 2014
    California artist Clayton Bailey (born 1939) has devoted his career to comedy, science, and pseudoscience through the medium of ceramics. His 1977 work Monster (“Burping Bowl”), on view in Beyond Craft: Decorative Arts from the Leatrice S. and Melvin B. Eagle Collection, is a cross between a pond-dwelling sci-fi monster and the childhood nightmare of someone living in the toilet bowl. A head rests in a bowl of water, and air is pumped...

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  2. 16 Jan
    Thu / 2014
    Right now the Dora Maar house is empty, the garden trimmed, library back in order, kitchen cleaned, shutters closed. But in my memory I can still see Marie’s brightly painted silks hanging from the stairwell, or how Kathy turned the downstairs gallery into a giant pinhole camera. I can still hear Pola singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” . . .

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  3. 14 Nov
    Thu / 2013
    One of the centerpieces of "American Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World" is "Watson and the Shark," the sensational painting that earned artist John Singleton Copley (1738–1815) election to the Royal Academy of Art in London.

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  4. 04 Oct
    Fri / 2013
    Artist and Glassell Junior School instructor Seth Mittag created this reel of stop-motion videos made by his classes over the years. I sat down with Seth to get some background on these sometimes-dark, often-funny videos and his students, who range in age from 8 to 18.

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  5. 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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  • 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 »