HOUSTON—July 21, 2015—The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, announces the appointment of Chris Goins as the General Manager of Retail. Goins comes to the Museum with a successful sales track as store director of Tootsies flagship shop in Houston.

“We are thrilled to have Chris Goins join our team,” said Gary Tinterow. “Under her expert and experienced eye, the shops will become an integral part of our visitors’ overall experience at the Museum.”

Goins will build upon the first-rate reputation of The MFAH Shop and The Shop at Bayou Bend, shaping robust offerings and engaging audiences with a focused approach to products and an improved guest experience. “The goal of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, shops is to offer a diversified range of product that is smart, stylish, and closely aligned with the Museum’s overall mission,” said Goins. “The shops will feature an exciting and well-curated selection of accessories, jewelry, design objects, and books. There will be something for everyone.”

In addition to overseeing The MFAH Shop and The Shop at Bayou Bend, Goins will manage The MFAH Shop Online and temporary exhibition shops.

About the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Tracing its origins to 1900, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is one of the largest cultural institutions in the country. Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, the MFAH comprises two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, library, theater, and two art schools, with two house museums, for American and European decorative arts, nearby. The Museum’s International Center for the Arts of the Americas supports research and exhibitions in the field of Latin American and Latino art. The encyclopedic collection of the MFAH numbers some 65,000 objects and spans the art of antiquity to the present. 

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