Inside the MFAH Posts tagged #photographs

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

  • Dawoud Bey, Two Boys in Prospect Park, 1990, gelatin silver print
    At-Home Art Activities Inspired by “Dawoud Bey: An American Project” May 6, 2022

    Create your own works of art with these projects and inspiration from the photographs in the exhibition Dawoud Bey: An American Project.

  • Fabrics from the Fahari Bazaar Collection.
    A Colorfully Bazaar Collaboration September 22, 2020

    The MFA Shop has partnered with designer Fahari Wambura on a vibrant collection inspired by the exhibition Through an African Lens: Sub-Saharan Photography from the Museum’s Collection.

  • Per Knutås, Head of Conservation
    Care Like a Conservator: How to Preserve Your Treasures at Home April 7, 2020

    At the Museum, we practice “preventative conservation” so that our common history can be passed on for generations to come. It’s something you can do, too.

  • Thomas and Shur - Freedom from Want
    Reimagining Rockwell November 20, 2019

    The “For Freedoms” photography series reimagines each of Norman Rockwell’s classic “Four Freedoms” paintings to reflect the current generation.

  • Vera Lutter photo in galleries for blog post
    Capturing “Inverted Worlds”: A Talk with Vera Lutter February 8, 2016
    German-born artist Vera Lutter uses an ancient technique to create the photographs on view in the exhibition Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds. For each photo, Lutter makes a massive pinhole camera by completely blacking out a room, shipping container, or specially constructed box, and opening a millimeter-wide hole to allow outside light to enter and images to form on photographic paper mounted …
  • FOR BLOG USE ONLY dan fischer - mark rothko
    Rothko in Reproduction: Dan Fischer’s Graphite Homage December 15, 2015
    Does this image look familiar? A photomural based on a photograph most likely taken by Regina Bogat—which shows Mark Rothko standing in front of his 1960 painting No. 7—greets visitors to the exhibition Mark Rothko: A Retrospective. The artwork you see here, however, is a graphite rendering by American artist Dan Fischer, who creates meticulously detailed drawings based on photographs of well- …
  • Vishniac - Jewish Schoolchildren
    Rediscovered: Roman Vishniac’s Social Documentary Practice October 14, 2015
    Roman Vishniac was one of the best-known photographers of life in Eastern Europe in the years before the Holocaust changed it irrevocably. Through publications, such as his famous 1983 book A Vanished World, his photographs profoundly influenced contemporary notions of that world and way of life. If at times Vishniac crafted a particular story for an image, he did so in order to use photography to …
  • 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.

  • Winningham- Lamé Pants
    Mirror, Mirror August 20, 2012
    What does it take for you to dress your best? What makes you reach into the back of your closet for those epic combat boots or your favorite pair of neon leggings? Nothing can push you to the edge of fashion faster than a friend who is also feeling fabulous. A number of the photographs in the exhibition Public Dress capture style in duplicate. From Weegee’sstaged encounter with the …
  • Pratt- Untitled Holiday
    Snail Mail: A Conversation with MFAH Curator Anne Tucker (part 3 of 3) May 17, 2012
    In the wake of the Eastman Kodak Co. filing for bankruptcy, I sat down for a chat with Anne Wilkes Tucker, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the MFAH. Our conversation evolved from the history of a company to how Kodak forever changed the way artists and historians viewed the world. As we talked about the shrinking presence of snapshots in an increasingly digital world, a new …