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  1. 31 Dec
    Thu / 2015
    Joachim Wtewael was a master at depicting human bodies, and his paintings teem with them, from religious and mythological to human and divine.

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  2. 15 Dec
    Tue / 2015
    Does this image look familiar?

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  3. 14 Dec
    Mon / 2015
    When the new Glassell School of Art opens, anyone will be able to enjoy it—by taking a class, watching a performance from the rooftop, or just strolling the new plaza. In that same spirit of participation, the Museum asked Glassell School artists to create a work of art for the temporary wall at the edge of the construction site.

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  4. 09 Dec
    Wed / 2015
    You’ll see shepherds throughout the exhibition Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael (1566–1638) because pastoral imagery—that is, depictions of shepherds and serene countrysides—was common in early-17th-century painting and literature. Joachim Wtewael’s shepherds, clean and idealized, carry the accoutrements of the pastoral life: a water-filled gourd, bagpipes, floppy hats, and a staff with a cupped end for tossing rocks to help herd the sheep. Some wear tops that bare a single shoulder,...

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  5. 02 Dec
    Wed / 2015
    "To proclaim a manifesto you have to want: A.B.C., thunder against 1, 2, 3, lose your patience and sharpen your wings to conquer and spread little ABCs and big ABCs . . ."

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  • #FutureMFAH

    Keep up with the campus redevelopment progress through reports from project insiders. Read blog »

  • Highlights from the ICAA

    “Highlights from the ICAA” explores the rich research and holdings of the Museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas and its cornerstone initiatives, Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art and Critical Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and ... Read blog »

  • 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 »