Inside the MFAH Posts tagged #valentines-day

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

  • British, Portrait of a Couple, 1776, oil on canvas
    Virtual Valentine’s Day February 7, 2021

     Valentine’s Day goes virtual with love-inspired at-home activities.

  • Francesco Solimena, The Royal Hunt of Dido and Aeneas, c. 1712–14, oil on canvas
    A Valentine’s Day Guide to Meddling Gods & Broken Hearts February 12, 2018

    Although the Museum boasts many works of art celebrating the beauty and joy of love, the collections also include quite a few classically inspired paintings and sculptures highlighting tales of gods and goddesses behaving badly.

  • Iran - Mirror Case
    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.