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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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    Teamwork Saves a Great Work of Art for Houston’s Future August 22, 2019

    On the second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, a look at rescue efforts to save a historic Houston mural that was created by John Biggers.

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    3 Questions for Artist Dario Robleto August 12, 2019

    Houston artist Dario Robleto talks about the importance of recorded music in his work.

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    Arte Concreta at the MFAH February 1, 2016
    On December 4, 1956, the Museu de Arte Moderna (Museum of Modern Art) in São Paulo, Brazil, inaugurated the Ia Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta (First National Exhibition of Concrete Art), an event that brought together poets and visual artists from the country’s two main cultural centers: São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition later traveled to the Ministry of Education and Health in Rio …
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    What is Abstract Expressionism? September 30, 2015
    “Abstract Expressionism” refers to the art movement that flourished in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. Its leading figures included Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. Few artists in this loosely affiliated circle of painters, however, considered themselves “Abstract Expressionists,” “Action Painters,” or a “New York School”—terms …
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    Unleash Your Shadow Monster July 30, 2015
    If you’ve visited the Museum this summer, chances are you’ve encountered Shadow Monsters, Philip Worthington’s participatory art installation. The artist’s pre-programmed software adds features to visitors’ shadows, which become new creatures with imaginative appendages like eyes, teeth, and fins—morphing the everyday visitor into a momentary monster. Now you, too, have a chance to add your …
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    #MeetTheHabsburgs June 10, 2015
    Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Habsburgs! Europe’s longest-reigning dynasty featured a cast of characters who married well; made love, not war; and collected spectacular works of art for 500 years, from the late Middle Ages to the 19th century. This summer, get know who’s who through their stunning objects, showcased in the exhibition Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s  Imperial …
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    The Fine Art of Staying Healthy March 6, 2015
    During National Nutrition Month in March, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and VegOut! with Recipe for Success are teaming up to encourage Houstonians to add more vegetables to their plates. The 30 Ways in 30 Dayschallenge asks participants to track meals prepared with a different vegetable each day of the month in order to be entered in a drawing for prizes. The Museum is celebrating …
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    Spring Break 2015: 6 Ways to Visit the MFAH for Free March 4, 2015
    Houstonians don’t have to travel far or break the bank to have fun this Spring Break. Get out of the house and check out these six, free ways to enjoy the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston! 1) Cullen Sculpture GardenFor an outdoor experience, relax among sculptures by artists such as Ellsworth Kelly and Auguste Rodin. Admission is always free, and the garden is open every day from 9 a.m. to 10 p …
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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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    #FutureMFAH January 19, 2015
    Rooftop garden? Check. A new restaurant and theater? Check. Public plazas and reflecting pools? A walkable 14-acre campus? A translucent building to display 20th- and 21st-century art? Yes! All of the above, and more, for the future Fayez S. Sarofimcampus of the MFAH. The Museum is about to transform. Over the next five years, the campus is undergoing a dramatic redevelopment, adding three new …