Art Dirt: We Went to the MFAH Yesterday—a Conversation About Reopenings

by Glasstire May 24, 2020

Glasstire’s Brandon Zech and Christina Rees at the MFAH on May 23, 2020

Brandon Zech and Christina Rees talk about their visit to the newly reopened Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

“My whole point in visiting the museum was to answer the question ‘Can I enjoy the art?’ Can I get through the distraction of the sense of being out in public?” 

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Robert Boyd May 24, 2020 - 11:02

I was glad to go. (I went at 2 pm.) I felt safe, but one wonders about seeing art in art conditioned buildings where peoples’ coronavirus breath is recycled. It seems like to perfect art to go see are sculpture gardens, which I have done as much as possible during the lock-down. That said, with the reservations, the required masks (I saw no one trying to skirt this rule, unlike at supermarkets), the temperature taking, it felt OK. And I had breezed through the Bacon exhibit just prior to the closing, always intending to go back and spend some quality time with it, and I was happy to finally get that opportunity.


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