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Inside the MFAH


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


  • BLOG POST - Art of the Islamic Worlds Google Art Exhibition - Bowl with Riders
    Looking at “Art of the Islamic Worlds” in a Digital Exhibition February 22, 2018

    This summer I saw sights and wonders of the Islamic worlds, from Iran’s Safavid dynasty (1501–1736) to India’s Mughal empire (1526–1857). I experienced magnificent architecture and lush gardens, and read beautiful calligraphic texts—all from my desk at the MFAH.

  • Solimena The Royal Hunt of Dido and Aeneas
    A Valentine’s Day Guide to Meddling Gods & Broken Hearts February 12, 2018

    Although the Museum boasts many works of art celebrating the beauty and joy of love, the collections also include quite a few classically inspired paintings and sculptures highlighting tales of gods and goddesses behaving badly.

  • Iran - Mirror Case
    Love, Longing & Desire in “Bestowing Beauty” February 2, 2018

    Love is one of the most celebrated subjects in art. The universal desire for the deepest form of human connection also finds expression in the Persian art and literature highlighted in Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands.