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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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    Who Needs Leftovers? Go French for “Degas: A New Vision” November 26, 2016
    We all love pumpkin pie and stuffing, but Degas: A New Vision has us in a French mood—and what’s more French than a good meal and wine? The MFAH has partnered with local eateries to enhance your experience of the exhibition; Jacques Fox, chef/owner of Artisans Restaurant in Midtown, created a “Tribute to Edgar Degas” menu, and Jaime Salazar, chef at Brasserie 19 in River Oaks, chose to serve up …
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    Winterhalter, Meet Worth May 11, 2016
    Fashionable women all across 19th-century Europe once clamored to pose for Franz X. Winterhalter, because what could be trendier than a portrait by the painter who could best capture the delicate elegance of a chic gown designed by Charles Frederick Worth, the world’s first couturier? The clientele of the two overlapped considerably, as Worth designed extensively for Napoleon III’s court and …
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    Classy, Tragic Love: Romance in the French New Wave February 4, 2015
    Simply calling Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima mon amoura love story doesn’t do it justice. The 1959 film about a torrid, tortured romance between a French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and a Japanese architect (Eiji Okada) in post-nuclear Hiroshima was a major catalyst for the French New Wave, a film movement that featured innovative miniature flashbacks and provocative analysis of the connection …
  • Monet - The Breakup of the Ice
    “Monet and the Seine” Brings an Icy Wonderland to Houston January 2, 2015
    The Houston climate doesn't offer "winter wonderland" views very often, but this year we can enjoy some extra icy shades of winter in Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River. Claude Monet painted scenes of his beloved Seine River at every season, including the winter of 1879, one of the coldest France endured during the entire century. Frozen waterways and heavy snowfalls disrupted daily …
  • Going Places
    Weekend getaway to France: Bertrand Blier directs Gérard Depardieu October 21, 2012
    This weekend, the museum presents a revival of three French movie classics from the 1970s and 1980s. The film series Blier/Depardieu celebrates the collaboration between the much-lauded writer-director Bertrand Blier (whose latest film, 2010's The Clink of Ice, stars Jean Dujardin from The Artist) and actor Gérard Depardieu. Blier and Depardieu have worked together eight times, and Depardieu …