Inside the MFAH
“Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Origin Stories of Latin American and Latino Art, Shared through a Newly Expanded Online Archive April 7, 2020
The MFAH and its research institute, the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), have launched the enhanced website and database for the landmark “Documents of Latin American & Latino Art Digital Archive.”
El Techo de la Ballena, an avant-garde group of Venezuelan artists active during the 1960s, produced publications that promoted an anarchic, violent, and aggressive stance toward politics and culture. A few of these printed materials are on view in the exhibition Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975.
Arte Concreta at the MFAH February 1, 2016On December 4, 1956, the Museu de Arte Moderna (Museum of Modern Art) in São Paulo, Brazil, inaugurated the Ia Exposição Nacional de Arte Concreta (First National Exhibition of Concrete Art), an event that brought together poets and visual artists from the country’s two main cultural centers: São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The exhibition later traveled to the Ministry of Education and Health in Rio …
Documents of 20th-Century Latin American and Latino Art launched on January 20, 2012, after 10 years of quiet, behind-the-scenes work at the Museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA). It’s hard to believe that four years have passed since we initially made 2,500 documents from Argentina, Mexico, and the American Midwest available online. Since its public …