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Inside the MFAH


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


  • campus redevelopment blog - glassell blocks removed
    Preparations Begin August 31, 2015
    The fencing has gone up around the building, workers are carefully salvaging those famous glass blocks, and this week, the first phase of the Museum’s campus redevelopment plan begins, as the Glassell School of Art site along Montrose is cleared for its new home, designed by Steven Holl Architects. Meanwhile, over the summer, workers dug underground along Montrose, and across to Main, to …
  • Twilight Epiphany
    Around Houston: Turrell in a Day July 3, 2013
    While James Turrell: The Light Insideis one of three concurrent exhibitions of Turrell’s work on view this summer across the country, the exhibition in Houston seems almost like a homecoming for an artist who has carved out several meditative spaces in this otherwise hectic city. It’s easy to make an entire day of enjoying Turrell’s work here in town, whether you’re a visitor or a …
  • Giacometti- Young Mother
    A Mother's Day Tour May 8, 2012
    This Mother's Day, tour the galleries of the MFAH to explore the diversity of mother-and-child representations throughout the museum's art collections. Click hereto download a handy self-guided tour. Since ancient times, the image of mother and child has appeared in art around the world. From symbols of fertility to reflections of wealth and status, the theme of mother and child has …
  • Harris- I Want You to Want Me
    New Year Reflections December 30, 2011
    The following entry is an abridged version of my introductory remarks at a recent meeting to discuss the implementation of an Electronic Records Archives system. It revisits the motivating factors for seeking the planning grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission as the MFAH enters the final months of the project, having received a no-cost extension from the commission …