Inside the MFAH
“Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Art-Inspired Activity Book for Families: Modern & Contemporary January 10, 2021
Celebrate the Museum’s new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building with this printable book of family-friendly art activities inspired by the MFAH collection of modern and contemporary art.
What is Abstract Expressionism? September 30, 2015“Abstract Expressionism” refers to the art movement that flourished in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. Its leading figures included Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, Willem de Kooning, and Jackson Pollock. Few artists in this loosely affiliated circle of painters, however, considered themselves “Abstract Expressionists,” “Action Painters,” or a “New York School”—terms …
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.
The Characters of Kenwood: Daphne Guinness June 27, 2012During the run of the exhibition Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, we will fill you in on the lives of the characters that add to the colorful history of the Kenwood estate. Last time we introduced you to Mary, Countess Howe, whose elegant portrait by Thomas Gainsborough depicts fashion trends of the 18th century.The name Guinness may first have become …
For the Love of Art April 24, 2012Have 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 …