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Mixed Media at MFAH: Pairing Music with Art Exhibits

Posted on · We learn about the latest Mixed Media event from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The event pairs the sculpture exhibit from Ron Mueck with live music from the likes of Houston’s DJ Sun, DJ Amanda Robinson, and headliner Machinedrum. As the event’s curator, DJ Sun tells us more about the event and how he approaches […]

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Empowering High School Students Through Photography

Posted on · Of 400 submissions only 64 photographs made the cut for the 22nd annual Eye on Houston photography exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The twist for this exclusive showing is that these are works from disadvantaged high school students from HISD who have learned their craft from Through the Lens Houston, a nonprofit after-school program that […]

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End of Life Preparation, and Texans’ Financial Literacy: Thursday’s Show (January 12, 2017)

Posted on · Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy wants to engage Houstonians in learning how to “face disease and frailty before you get there.” Let’s face it: while we know we’re all mortal, and that as we age, we decline physically and sometimes mentally. It’s an inevitability we don’t really want to […]

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Selfies Encouraged: Artist Yayoi Kusama Creates Illusions of Infinite Space

Posted on · This summer, two rooms at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston have transformed into an interactive environment using light and optical illusion. Kusama: At the End of the Universe unites two so-called “infinity rooms” – the signature works of contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. The rooms use lights and mirrors to create the illusion of infinite […]

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Iranian Film Festival: MFAH’s Longest-Running Film Festival

Posted on · The Museum of Fine Arts Houston is presenting its longest-running film festival. The 23rd annual Houston Iranian Film Festival, which features seven movies by distinguished Iranian filmmakers. To tell us more, we talk with Marian Luntz, curator of film and video at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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For Fans of Mark Rothko, Houston is the Place to Be Right Now

Posted on · For fans of the famed abstract-expressionist Mark Rothko, there’s no better place to be than Houston right now. The exhibit, Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, is on display now through Jan. 24 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. And, of course, more of his works can be seen regularly at the Rothko Chapel and the Menil […]

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Storm Protection and Rothko Retrospective: Friday’s Show (December 4, 2015)

Posted on · Research from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is offering new solutions to better protect the Houston-Galveston region from the impact of future hurricanes and storms. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with three researchers about the legal implications of the proposals, the costs and benefits of each, and how climate change […]

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What Movies Have Influenced Houstonians?

Posted on · On Monday (Oct. 26, 2015) at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, architect Jim Furr presented The Loved One – this month’s edition of the museum’s film series “Movies Houstonians Love,” where well-known Houstonians select a movie that’s influenced them in some way and screen it for an audience. The series is in its 11th […]

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Planned Parenthood Dropped from Medicaid: Tuesday’s Show (October 20, 2015)

Posted on · The State of Texas is removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, leaving the state’s low-income women on Medicaid unable to seek medical services there unrelated to abortion, including cervical cancer screenings and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The move comes in reaction to undercover videos released by the anti-abortion group The Center for Medical Progress, […]