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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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What’s Missing from the City’s New Arts and Culture Plan?

Posted on · Last week (10/14/15), the Houston City Council adopted a new Arts and Cultural Plan for the city — it’s first in 22 years. The goal? To harness all the cultural assets the city has to offer, identify the programming needs of audiences and patrons and the funding needs of institutions. While the plan passed and […]

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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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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 […]