Inside the MFAH Posts tagged #flowers
“Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
“Beauty Everywhere” in Vincent van Gogh’s Paintings of Flowers February 27, 2019
Vincent van Gogh sought solace in the natural world, to which he returned time and again for artistic inspiration.
Art in Bloom during “Florescence” April 19, 2017
Our galleries are bursting with colorful flowers every day—not just during Florescence, the competitive flower show that comes to the Museum every two years! Here are a few of the floral works of art you’ll spot in the galleries.
What’s Blooming at Bayou Bend? Magnolias! May 1, 2015The 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 …
One on One with the Curator of Bayou Bend Gardens February 16, 2015You 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 …
Sampling History: A Hidden Chapter Revealed February 16, 2012Bayou Bend has acquired a rare sampler, skillfully stitched by an African American girl born in 1829. Mary J. Greenfield Smith was a student at the school of the Oblate Sisters of Providence—the first Roman Catholic society for women of African descent in the United States. The Oblate sisters founded a school that embraced a curriculum similar to schools for white girls of the time: preparing …