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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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    Jazz Age Nightlife: “Sculpted in Steel” Meets “Deco Nights” April 28, 2016
    With the rise of cocktail culture in the 1920s, the stylish elite frequented cafés, cabarets, and speakeasies on nocturnal outings. The selection of decorative arts and costumes in Deco Nights: Evenings in the Jazz Age evokes this rich culture, sharing a visual dialogue with the urban nightlife represented by vehicles on view in Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940. …
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    Latin Wave Celebrates 11 Great Years April 21, 2016
    Latin Wave, our biggest annual film festival, returns from April 28 to May 1 with 11 new films from Latin America. Every year is a little different: The 2016 selection has a strong theme of young protagonists coming of age. The teens in Absence, From Afar, I Promise You Anarchy, Ixcanul, and The Second Motherall encounter unique challenges. We get absorbed in their lives, and come to sympathize …
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    Ima Hogg: “Like a Rock Star” April 19, 2016
    March 5, 2016, marked the 50th anniversary of Bayou Bend’s opening to the public. We’re celebrating throughout the year with monthly blog posts offering behind-the-scenes perspectives on this cultural and historical Houston treasure. I interviewed longtime docent Cyril Hosley, whose official connection to Bayou Bend began in 1994 when she joined that year’s class of docents. But she’s been a part …
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    Gyula Kosice and the Rise of the Argentinean Avant-Garde April 4, 2016
    In 2016, we mark 70 years since the founding of the groundbreaking Madí movement and the 92nd birthday of its mastermind: Argentinean sculptor and poet Gyula Kosice. Kosice had a pivotal role in the takeoff of original avant-garde movements in Buenos Aires during the 1940s. Along with Uruguayan artists Carmelo Arden Quin and Rhod Rothfuss, and Argentinean poet Edgar Bayley, Kosice edited the …