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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces The Age of Impressionism

On December 22, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), will open The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, showcasing the Clark’s renowned holdings of French Impressionist painting. The exhibition features 73 paintings by artists such as Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, as well as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jean-François Millet, Jean-Léon Gérôme, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Pierre Bonnard, among others. The Age of Impressionism will be open at the Museum December 22, 2013, through March 23, 2014.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Announces Curator Retirement and Appointment

Gary Tinterow, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, today announced an important curatorial transition for the Museum: Anne Wilkes Tucker, founding Curator of the Department of Photography, will retire in June 2015, having led the Department since 1976. Malcolm Daniel, longtime Curator and former Head of the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has been appointed to succeed her.

Dallas Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Make Joint Acquisition

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) announce their first joint acquisition: Black Drop (2012) by British artist Simon Starling. Filmed in 35mm and transferred to HD, Black Drop connects the history of cinema with the astronomical phenomenon of the transit of Venus across the Sun and the human need to measure one’s place in the cosmos. Funded by the Anchorage Foundation and the DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund, the acquisition reflects the shared commitment to contemporary art upheld by Texas’s foremost encyclopedic institutions.