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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, […]

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‘Shadow Monsters’ Exhibit Brings Out Houston’s Inner Child — and Creature

Posted on · Maybe as a kid you made shadow puppets – putting your hand in front of a light to create a silhouette on the wall of a dog’s head or a butterfly. Or maybe you struggled to make shapes, and your shadow puppet ended up looking more like just a blob – or some sort of […]

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State Legislative Update: Monday’s Show (May 11, 2015)

Posted on · There’s less than a month remaining in the 84th Texas legislative session. Lawmakers have introduced and debated a number of bills. Some are bound for passage and approval by the governor; others may be languishing in a committee, if given consideration at all. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the moments — and the […]