Inside the MFAH Posts tagged #bayou-bend
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All Aboard the Texas-Inspired Train Display at Christmas Village December 21, 2018
This year’s model train set at Bayou Bend’s Christmas Village features handcrafted, Texas-inspired updates, including a desert landscape and nods to iconic art installations.
Magic Is Stirring All through the House! Christmas Village at Bayou Bend: By the Numbers December 5, 2018
You’ll find countless things to do and see at Christmas Village, but what exactly should you expect if you’ve never been?
A Feast for the Eyes! Beautiful Tableware from Bayou Bend & Rienzi November 19, 2018
Learn more about a few of the most intriguing objects from the Bayou Bend and Rienzi collections made to serve special meals—and be sure to save room for dessert!
A 19th-century sampler, or textile work with embroidery, is an important and rare reminder of the United States’ multicultural past.
Happy New Year! Inspiration in 2018 and Beyond January 2, 2018
In a special year-end video, MFAH staff members share memories of 2017, and their own histories with the Museum, Bayou Bend, Rienzi, and Glassell School of Art.
Happy Thanksgiving! Curatorial Picks for the Holiday November 17, 2017
We celebrate Thanksgiving as an American holiday, but cultures across time have honored the harvest, the season, family, and, of course, tasty food.
After Hurricane Harvey: Landscaping Tips September 13, 2017
Home gardeners may be struggling to ensure their flowers, bushes, trees, and lawns are dried out from Hurricane Harvey’s floods and ready for fall. Bart Brechter, head of gardens and landscape operations, shares his expertise.
Mary J. Greenfield Smith’s Window into American History March 22, 2017
In 1843, 14-year-old Mary J. Greenfield Smith stitched an elegant woolwork picture in school—surely not imagining that it would end up in a museum’s collection someday.
Making Holiday Magic, One Track at a Time December 15, 2016For the past three months, Steve Pine, senior conservator of decorative arts, has been hard at work constructing a model train set from scratch. He spoke with me about the process behind this magical work, which made its debut at the center of the Spiegeltent for this year’s Christmas Village at Bayou Bend. How did you create the model train set?I built the support and wired up the electrical …
Bayou Bend began in 1965, when Ima Hogg(1882–1975) hired him as curator just months before the new house museum was to open to the public. …