Tag Archives: Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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13 Dazzling Treasure-Packed Art-Museum Shows to See in Spring 2014

Masterworks, manuscripts, mosaics, royal jewels, devotional sculpture, and blinged-out arms and armor feature in exhibitions devoted to the arts of Byzantium, Buddhism, Islam, West Africa, the Samurai, the Andes, and more Read More

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Pulp Fictions: The Art of Zarina

Paper—sculpted, cast, punctured, sewn into—is the primary medium of Zarina, the Indian-born artist who weaves into her work Urdu calligraphy and the spirit of literature from around the world  Read More

José Guadalupe Posada, Calaveras zalameras de las coquetas meseras / Ingratiating  Skeletons of Flirtatious Waitresses, n.d, type-metal engraving. COURTESY OF DAN PAPPALARDO AND SUSAN BELLIN.
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Zombies Take Over the Museums!

Where to find Halloween-themed museum tours, dress-up ideas, and costume parties Read More

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‘It’s Not About Light—It Is Light’

Three major museum shows provide an unprecedented chance to assess the optical, intangible, and mesmerizing art of James Turrell Read More

James Turrell, Rendering of installation for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2012, Artificial and natural light. RENDERING CREATED BY ANDREAS TJELDFLAAT.
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Light at the End of the Turrell

In a three-part retrospective that spans the country, James Turrell will transform museum spaces with works composed of spatially disorienting ambient light Read More

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Disaster Photography: When Is Documentary Exploitation?

Photographers who produce spectacular images of Detroit, Chernobyl, and other ravaged areas have sparked disagreements whether they are exploiting others’ misfortune—or just covering the bad news Read More

Cai Guo-Qiang’s Black Ceremony, 2011, commissioned by Mathaf:  Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar.
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Under Destruction

Playing on the pervasiveness of images of destruction and devastation in the news and in Hollywood movies, artists are making works that range from violent to chillingly disquieting
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“My role will be different than it ever could have been at the Met,” says Tinterow of his new position in Houston.
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Thinking Big

Gary Tinterow returns to Texas to run the Museum of Fine Arts—and to grow it even larger Read More

Art Smith's silver Galaxy neckpiece, ca. 1960, shown at the MFA, Boston.  ©MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON/MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, DAPHNE FARAGO COLLECTION. USED WITH PERMISSION
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Going for the Gold

More and more museums are showcasing jewelry from across cultures and centuries. Read More

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10,000 Documents And Counting

A groundbreaking electronic archive is the latest initiative of the 10-year-old Latin American Art Department at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts. Read More

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A ‘Desperate Beauty’

In her portrait of the Gruen family, Alice Neel tempers her penchant for the grotesque with a touch of the sublime. Read More

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‘A Positive Understanding of Islam’

Museums around the world are showcasing Islamic art in an effort to promote understanding and engage immigrant communities. Read More