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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 […]

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What Movies Have Influenced Houstonians?

Posted on · For the past decade, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has held a film series called “Movies Houstonians Love.” Each screening features a well-known Houstonian who selects a movie that has influenced him or her in some way. The series began its tenth season earlier this month, and Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty sat down with the museum’s Marian Luntz to talk […]

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MFAH Showcases Rare Collection of Watercolor Master John Singer Sargent

Posted on · We learn about the Museum of Fine Art Houston’s new exhibit John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors, which offers a rare collection of 100 watercolors by Gilded Age American master John Singer Sargent. Sargent’s was renowned for his mastery of the watercolor medium and for his avant garde way of framing subjects. The exhibit runs through May […]

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Artful Thursday with Core Performance Company

Posted on · February's Artful Thursday at the Museum of Fine Arts is presented in conjunction with the current exhibit Georges Braque: a retrospective. Members of Core Performance Company will perform new choreography accompanied by music of Erik Satie, Johann Sebastian Bach and others. Houston Public Media's Eric Ladau spoke with Sue Schroeder, Artistic Director of Core about the program titled "Beauty as Braque: Volume*Line*Mass*Weight".