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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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    The Story of Azaleas at Bayou Bend August 29, 2016

    Ima Hogg and Bayou Bend had an important, early role in encouraging the popularity of Houston’s most iconic flower.

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    A “Mad Career” to Preserve and Share America’s Past at Bayou Bend June 30, 2016
    March 5, 2016, marked the 50th anniversary of Bayou Bend’s opening to the public. We’re celebrating throughout the year with blog posts offering behind-the-scenes perspectives on this cultural and historical Houston treasure.Each year, on the 4th of July, all of America celebrates the historic events of 1776. As Houston’s home for America’s treasures, Bayou Bend goes all out to commemorate …
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    Making a Dream a Reality at Bayou Bend May 20, 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.On May 9, 2008, hundreds of people gathered on a warm, sunny morning under a huge white tent on an empty expanse of land at the corner of Memorial Drive and …
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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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    Bayou Bend at 50: A Longtime Docent Tells Her Story March 3, 2016
    March 5, 2016, marks 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. The historic 1966 opening featured a dedication ceremony with dignitaries including Texas Governor John Connally, Houston Mayor Louie Welch, and University of Texas …
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    What’s Blooming at Bayou Bend? Magnolias! May 1, 2015
    The lush grounds at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens are glorious year-round. Dazzling azaleas and camellias may take center stage during early spring, but framing the splendor are the magnificent magnolias, which bloom well into the summer months, when few other flowers can be found. The diverse magnolia collection brings beauty and variety to Bayou Bend Gardens. • The first type to bloom …