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Major arts figure in Houston retires, leaving a billion dollar museum legacy

By Tyler Rudick

Longtime associate director Gwendolyn Goffe has revealed that she will be retiring from her 25-year tenure at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston at the end June. Goffe came to the museu ...


Now on view

Young photographers keep an Eye on Houston to document changing city in vibrant MFAH exhibit

By Julie Knutson

A flannel-shirted man touches a bow to the strings of his violin in a Sonic parking lot, seemingly relying on the instrument for balance instead of the cane at his right. Empty, symmetrical church ...


The Year in Culture

War and art: The year in Houston culture, from untimely departures to major acquisitions

By Joseph Campana

In with a bang, out with a whimper? I was thinking about that phrase the other day after I saw a headline in The New York Times announcing the end of the war in Iraq War nearly nine years after ...


In Memory

Landmark Frank Stella painting lands at MFAH thanks to the artist's love for Peter Marzio

By Tyler Rudick

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has acquired Frank Stella’s 1961 painting, Palmito Ranch, from the artist’s renowned "Benjamin Moore" series — thanks to the respec ...


A 3-day pass for $26

10,000 attendees, $10-15 million in sales, a Dance Fever tie: Houston Fine Art Fair looks to debut big

By Tyler Rudick

A media entrepreneur turned contemporary art mogul, Rick Friedman has caused quite the stir among collectors in recent years with his company Hamptons Expo Group. After launching annual art fairs i ...


Replacement already in place

Changing of the art guard: C.C. Conner retires from Houston Ballet, continuing a Bayou City shakeup

By Joel Luks

Cecil C. Conner, Jr. thinks it's time. After 17 years as the managing director of the Houston Ballet, Conner announced Thursday that he will be retiring in February. He will pass the r ...


Two filled, Houston next?

Former MFAH curator becomes deputy director of Fort Worth's Kimbell Art Museum

By Steven Thomson

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston vet George T.M. Shackelford is making art world headlines, moving from curator at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to the role of senior deputy director of the Kimbell Art M ...


Architecture

“Starchitect” finalists for MFAH addition offer hope for Houston's best new building in years

By Stephen Fox

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has announced that three internationally renowned architectural firms — Steven Holl Architects of New York City, Morphosis Architects of Culver City, Ca ...


Cliff Notes

Big Nudes: Controversial Helmut Newton exhibition is a must-see for fashion faithful & photography lovers

By Clifford Pugh

Helmut Newton had a way with women. You see it in it the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's marvelous, just-opened exhibition, Helmut Newton: White Women ● Sleepless Nights ● Big Nudes, which f ...


An Artful Goodbye

The museums conference's Houston swan song: Smoke in the hall & Marzio search bring buzz

By Steven Thomson

The George R. Brown Convention Center has played host to endless sessions and think tanks about the future of the world's cultural institutions since Sunday. It's all been part of the Ameri ...


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