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  1. 08 Oct
    Mon / 2012
    George Romney rose from provincial obscurity to become one of the most fashionable portrait painters in 18th-century London. The story of his remarkable rise to fame is a tale that illuminates the debates, concerns, and hopes of artists during a period of momentous change in the British art world. This Sunday, Rienzi opens its fall exhibition, "Visions of Fancy" . . .

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  2. 05 Oct
    Fri / 2012
    Emilia Duno, a senior in the IB Film Program at Lamar High School, asked Mark Hall, director of Sushi: The Global Catch, a few questions about his film and what inspired the Austin-based filmmaker to address the issue of overfishing.

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  3. 26 Sep
    Wed / 2012
    In a mission to enhance the skills of observation and articulation in their students, several medical schools have partnered with the MFAH to offer elective courses in the subject of observation. The MFAH works with students at Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School, and UT School of Dentistry; and the nursing program at Lone Star College-Montgomery.

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  4. 17 Sep
    Mon / 2012
    This coming Sunday afternoon, Timothy Hester, fortepianist and associate professor at the University of Houston, will be performing “A Pair of Haydns and a Pair of Mozarts” in Rienzi’s intimate Gallery. Two Haydns? I knew of one—Franz Joseph Haydn, who dominated the 18th century with symphonies and string quartets—from my ill-fated childhood piano lessons. But there were two?

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  5. 07 Sep
    Fri / 2012
    Anyone who knows anything about Houston knows that our city is famous for its massive, state-of-the-art Medical Center. Within the sprawling complex are so many children and families who benefit from "Art for the Mind and Spirit." The MFAH works closely with with Texas Children’s . . .

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BLOGS
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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 »