Archive for April, 2011

The Apostles of Peter

Sixteen curators weigh in about Peter Marzio%26rsquo;s nearly 30 years at the helm of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston %26mdash; the acquisitions, the exhibitions, the anecdotes. Catherine D. Anspon considers how the late director%26rsquo;s legacy continues to influence the institution, as well as the city whose culture he shaped.

Image: Peter and Frances Marzio, MFAH Grand Gala Ball,... | Read More

The Apostles of Peter

Sixteen curators weigh in about Peter Marzio%26rsquo;s nearly 30 years at the helm of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston %26mdash; the acquisitions, the exhibitions, the anecdotes. Catherine D. Anspon considers how the late director%26rsquo;s legacy continues to influence the institution, as well as the city whose culture he shaped.

Image: Peter and Frances Marzio, MFAH Grand Gala Ball,... | Read More

The Apostles of Peter

Sixteen curators weigh in about Peter Marzio%26rsquo;s nearly 30 years at the helm of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston %26mdash; the acquisitions, the exhibitions, the anecdotes. Catherine D. Anspon considers how the late director%26rsquo;s legacy continues to influence the institution, as well as the city whose culture he shaped.

Image: Peter and Frances Marzio, MFAH Grand Gala Ball,... | Read More

House Painters

Whether it%26rsquo;s the house where you spent your childhood or where one day your progeny will spend theirs, a rendering of your home%26rsquo;s interiors marks a moment in time that can be both sentimental and historically important. From a stately two-dimensional replica of the exterior to an intimate corner of a favorite room re-created in opaque gouache, a house painting takes on a... | Read More

House Painters

Whether it%26rsquo;s the house where you spent your childhood or where one day your progeny will spend theirs, a rendering of your home%26rsquo;s interiors marks a moment in time that can be both sentimental and historically important. From a stately two-dimensional replica of the exterior to an intimate corner of a favorite room re-created in opaque gouache, a house painting takes on a... | Read More

House Painters

Whether it%26rsquo;s the house where you spent your childhood or where one day your progeny will spend theirs, a rendering of your home%26rsquo;s interiors marks a moment in time that can be both sentimental and historically important. From a stately two-dimensional replica of the exterior to an intimate corner of a favorite room re-created in opaque gouache, a house painting takes on a... | Read More

Inside the Art Nest of Kirk + David

%26ldquo;We don%26rsquo;t really want to be known as collectors,%26rdquo; Kirk Baxter says%26nbsp; about his stuffed-to-the-gills Montrose bungalow %26mdash; a residence that is part Wunderkammer, part ever-changing, continually expanding installation and always a madcap work in progress. (Horror vacui is a vast understatement.) Baxter wants visitors to understand that his and David... | Read More

Inside the Art Nest of Kirk + David

%26ldquo;We don%26rsquo;t really want to be known as collectors,%26rdquo; Kirk Baxter says%26nbsp; about his stuffed-to-the-gills Montrose bungalow %26mdash; a residence that is part Wunderkammer, part ever-changing, continually expanding installation and always a madcap work in progress. (Horror vacui is a vast understatement.) Baxter wants visitors to understand that his and David... | Read More

Heavy Medal

Late last month, April 27, to be precise, Becca Cason Thrash %26mdash; consummate hostess and philanthropist%26mdash; was f%26ecirc;ted by no less than the French government. Awarded the Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour from President Nicolas Sarkozy for her innumerable contributions %26mdash; culturally and charitably %26mdash; to the Gallic people, Thrash is... | Read More

Heavy Medal

Late last month, April 27, to be precise, Becca Cason Thrash %26mdash; consummate hostess and philanthropist%26mdash; was f%26ecirc;ted by no less than the French government. Awarded the Chevalier (Knight) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour from President Nicolas Sarkozy for her innumerable contributions %26mdash; culturally and charitably %26mdash; to the Gallic people, Thrash is... | Read More

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