Inside the MFAH
“Inside the MFAH” provides perspectives, conversations, and opinions from insiders at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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.
Royal Reflections: Rulers in Art from the MFAH Collections October 12, 2018
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol inspires a closer look at works of art from the MFAH collections that highlight the many ways to show power across the globe.
Shine On! Art Inspired by the Sun September 5, 2018
Summer may be winding down, but Houstonians know all about the endurance of the Texas sun. Here are a few works from the MFAH collections and The al-Sabah Collection that shine brightly!
Love, Longing & Desire in “Bestowing Beauty” February 2, 2018
Love is one of the most celebrated subjects in art. The universal desire for the deepest form of human connection also finds expression in the Persian art and literature highlighted in Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands.
Happy Thanksgiving! Curatorial Picks for the Holiday November 17, 2017
We celebrate Thanksgiving as an American holiday, but cultures across time have honored the harvest, the season, family, and, of course, tasty food.
Persian Carpets across Time September 17, 2017
Artist Farhad Moshiri’s contemporary take on an ancient Perisan artform—the carpet—is strengthened by a historical example also on view in the Museum.