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Downton Abbey's fake drama is no match for MFAH's real English treasure house and its storied secrets

By Barbara Kuntz

Move over Downton Abbey. Houghton Hall reigns as one of England's greatest country estates as shown through more than 100 objects from the former home of that country’s ...


A Wee Touch Of Britian

A real-life Downton Abbey heads to Houston: The MFAH is getting its English aristocrat on

By Joel Luks

Obsessed with the drama that engulfs the otherwise refined Brits of the PBS smash Downton Abbey? A new exhibition set to skip across the pond to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the sum ...


Audio Photo Essay

Sex, society, popularity contests: An insider's guide to Romney's fancy visions at Rienzi

By Joel Luks

Like what Antonio Salieri was to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 18th-century English portraitist George Romney (1734 - 1802) often recedes into the shadows of his better known contemporaries. ...


Audio Photo Essay

Look and listen as MFAH curator unlocks the secrets of 250 Years of American Art

By Joel Luks

In this audio photo essay, curator Christine Gervais unlocks the secrets of the exhibition, American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, ...


Unfurling unseen wonders

Behind the Scenes at MFAH's American Made: Historic treasures from three museums

By Joseph Campana

Welcome to the doll’s house. That’s what I thought of entering the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s design studio at the start of a behind-the-scenes tour of the installation of ...


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A meal the 18th-century Martha Stewart would adore: Get an English Taste at Rienzi

By Joel Luks

Let's play a word association game. I say English food, you say? What usually comes to mind is an assortment of selections like fish and chips, bangers and mash, shepherd's pie and spotted ...


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 ...


State of the Arts

Why the arts are important: Houston arts leaders have their say

By Joel Luks

Houston arts leaders and advocates believe that, even in the tough economy, it's important to make a strong case for supporting the arts. They share their thoughts.   ...


Through July 31

Amid the MFAH blockbusters, Circa 1900: Decorative Arts at the Turn of the Century is a gem of a show

By Leslie Loddeke

Tucked away discreetly in a corner of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is a beguiling little charmer of an exhibition entitled Circa 1900: Decorative Arts at the Turn of the Century. Rushing to ...


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