Inside the MFAH
“Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Garden Varieties: The Natural Beauty of “Garden Paradise” January 25, 2019
Gardens have long been celebrated in Islamic art as symbols of earthly paradise.
Top 12 Wintry Works of Art, Selected by MFAH Curatorial Staff December 13, 2018
From scenes of ice and snow to objects that signify holiday and entertaining traditions, art at the MFAH shows how cultures around the world reflect on winter. Curatorial staff members share favorite works of art that relate to the season.
Connections: The Islamic Carpet in Persia and Great Britain November 27, 2018
Look closely and spot a cross-cultural connection in two exhibitions on view this fall and winter. Persian carpets, like the one on display in Garden Paradise, appear in portraits of British royals in Tudors to Windsors.
A guide to looking closely at the rarely displayed Wagner Garden Carpet, a 17th-century Perisan carpet as beautiful as any painting.