Inside the MFAH Posts by Chelsea Shannon
Chelsea Shannon is the gallery interpretation specialist in the Museum’s learning and interpretation department.
Tips for Visitors on the Autism Spectrum April 10, 2018
Preparing for your visit a few days in advance can help you have the most enjoyable experience possible. We hope these tips are useful!
Art Beyond Sight Brings the MFAH to All October 10, 2017
The monthly program Art Beyond Sight helps visitors who are blind, or have low vision, explore the world of art beyond the visual experience.
In-Gallery Extras for “Colors of the Oasis”: Getting Our Hands Dirty So You Don’t Have To! March 16, 2017When I first began researching the ikat textiles of the exhibition Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats, I had no idea it would lead to being up to my elbows (literally) in crushed insects. For the past few months, I’ve been trying out the techniques and processes that were used to create the exhibition’s textiles and vivid colors, including the wide range of flowers, roots, insects, and …
A New Online Exhibition Explores #5WomenArtists March 8, 2017We’re celebrating Women’s History Month in March with a new online exhibition that spans the Museum’s collecting areas. Hosted on the Google Art Project, #5WomenArtistsactually features works by 10 female artists of varied generations, nationalities, and schools of art. The exhibition highlights the lasting impact and contributions these women have all made—and continue to make—to the history of …