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Inside the MFAH


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


  • Walker Evans - Banda Headdress
    Operating on Art: Treating Walker Evans’s “Banda Headdress” August 1, 2014

    Like medical students completing their residencies in a hospital, graduate conservation students gain practical experience during their final year.

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    Endangered Animal? Assessing the Light Sensitivity of Walton Ford’s “Oso Dorado” July 2, 2014
    Each year the Museum adds masterpieces to the collection through “One Great Night in November,” one of this institution’s largest fundraisers in support of art acquisitions. In 2013, the event acquired Oso Dorado, a monumental watercolor by American artist Walton Ford. Painted only a few months before “One Great Night in November,” the five-foot-wide work of art was in pristine condition, with all …
  • Walk Away Renee
    Walk Away Renee October 31, 2012
    Filmmaker and Houston native Jonathan Caouette visits the MFAH to present his new release, Walk Away Renee, on November 3. Emilia Duno, a senior in the International Baccalaureate Film Program at Lamar High School, chatted with Caouette (born 1972), about the movie, growing up in Houston, and the local film scene. When did your interest in film begin?JC: When I was 8 years old, my grandfather, …
  • Man on a Mission
    Man on a Mission October 16, 2012
    Brady Dial is the Austin-based producer of the inspiring documentary Man on a MissionEmilia Duno, a senior at Lamar High School in the International Baccalaureate Film Program, chatted with Dial about the movie, his opinions on private space travel, and the Houston film scene. How did you first hear about Richard Garriott and his self-financed space adventure?BD: Mike [Woolf, the director] and …
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    Med School Checklist: MFAH Edition September 26, 2012
    Pens and pencils? Check. Empty notebooks? Check. Mountains of flashcards? Check. Textbooks, textbooks, textbooks? Check. IV of caffeine? Check. MFAH? Check!Confused by the last item on that list? Let me explain. Could you describe what a spiral does without using anything but words? No cheating! You can’t use any hand gestures. Difficult, isn’t it? Now imagine that you are a …
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    Conclusion June 29, 2012
    As the Electronic Records Archive Start-Up grant, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, concludes, the MFAH has piloted an Electronic Transfer Protocol (ETP) consisting of a database application and procedures for its use. The ETP supports the transfer of institutional electronic records into archival custody with metadata and access privileges intact. In its …
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    For the Love of Art April 24, 2012
    Have you ever considered becoming a docent at the MFAH? If you love art and enjoy sharing that love with others, read below for the inside scoop from two of our docents, Shari Chadderdon and Claudia Zopoaragon. Then find out more at the next open house! Click to RSVP for Wednesday, April 25 or Saturday, May 12. Q) How long have you been a docent? Shari Chadderdon: I started training in the fall of …