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Inside the MFAH


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


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    Tackling Taiwan: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien February 24, 2015
    The internationally touring film retrospective Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien, honoring Taiwanese modern master Hou Hsiao-hsien, arrives at the Museum on March 6. If you’ve never heard of Hou, that’s understandable. Unlike the films of his compatriot Ang Lee (director of The Ice Storm, Brokeback Mountain, and Life of Pi, among many others), Hou’s work has rarely been screened in …
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    One on One with the Curator of Bayou Bend Gardens February 16, 2015
    You might expect that Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens has a curator for the art collection, but did you know there's a dedicated curator for the gardens, too? His name is Bart Brechter, and he’s seen it all—sunshine to hurricanes—since joining the staff in 2001. He and his team care for and expertly preserve the 14-acre estate and historic gardens, and we invited him to share some of his unique …
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    Classy, Tragic Love: Romance in the French New Wave February 4, 2015
    Simply calling Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima mon amoura love story doesn’t do it justice. The 1959 film about a torrid, tortured romance between a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) in post-nuclear Hiroshima was a major catalyst for the French New Wave, a film movement that featured innovative miniature flashbacks and provocative analysis of the connection …