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Falling in love with Georges Braque: MFAH exhibit chronicles artist's revolutionary journey

By Joel Luks

Come with curator Alison de Lima Greene on a tour of the new Georges Braque exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. ...


Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — roach races included

By Joel Luks

On tap this week — with plenty of options to save you from Valentine's Day last-minute planning — is the opening of a wild exhibition, a smarty pants party, a chamber opera abo ...


Party Watch

Rauschenberg and Stella among contemporary works catching the eye of MFAH patrons

By Shelby Hodge

What: contemporary@mfah reception featuring a grand private collection. Where: The art-filled aerie of Ellen and Stephen Susman where the collection includes works by Robert Rauschenberg, ...


Light in a box

Like heaven: James Turrell's wonderous lights leave museum bigwigs marveling in mystique and awe

By Shelby Hodge

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has opened numerous magnificent exhibitions with preview dinners for patrons and sponsors, but few have immersed the invitation-only guests in such a sea of wonderm ...


Audio Photo Essay

Inside Houston's highly-anticipated Picasso show: Expert delves deep to give exclusive insights

By Joel Luks

As far as art exhibitions go, the most profound are rooted in a simple idea. Picasso Black and White at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston fits that bill. ...


Exhibit opens Feb. 24

Wooly mammoth: Rare Picasso tapestry unveiled in advance of "Black and White" show

By Tyler Rudick

Art handlers carefully hung a tapestry of Picasso's Guernica at the MFAH on Friday, marking the first step towards the museum's anticipated Picasso Black and White exhibition opening o ...


color field legend

Painting blindfold: New MFAH show shines light on a master modernist who pushed the limits

By Tyler Rudick

Jules Olitski rose to fame in the New York art world of the early 1960s as one of the leading figures of Color Field painting, a cousin of Abstract Expressionism largely characterized by solid patc ...


Color Field Pioneer

Influential abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83

By Tyler Rudick

Helen Frankenthaler, a second-generation Abstract Expressionist who led a movement later known as Color Field painting, died at 83 on Tuesday at her home in Darien, Conn. Building upon Jac ...


Velvet Goldmine

Czech it out: Little-known chapter of modern art unveiled in MFAH's Cullen Collection showcase

By Tyler Rudick

Buried by decades of Cold War tension, the Czech modernist tradition has gone largely unexplored in the study of 20th-century art. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hopes to remedy this gap in moder ...


Gift of John R. Eckel, Jr.

Welcome to the set of Mad Men: Spirit of Modernism lives on in MFAH exhibit

By Joseph Campana

The ghost of the past never looked so new. Last month witnessed the unveiling of The Spirit of Modernism at the Museum of Fine Arts, a show built around a major gift of 73 mid-century modern wo ...


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