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MFAH field trip- Made for Magazines: Iconic 20th-Century Photographs

Admission is Free for Thursdays!!

Let's meet up at the Cafe Express, located on the lower level of the Beck Building, for a bite to eat before enjoying the exhibit!

About the exhibition:

Celebrating the heyday of magazines, this exhibition explores the significant types of photographs made for the printed page.

Photographs have come a long way since the first halftone—a picture of Steinway Hall in Manhattan—was published in the New York Daily Graphic in 1873. The images needed to command a reader’s attention and entice a passerby to stop and purchase the publication. Magazines grew quickly in number and specialty, to a peak reached between 1920 and the 1980s. With the rise of the Internet, print media has been on the decline, but the impact of important images made for magazines still resonates in the 21st century.

Drawn entirely from the MFAH collection, Made for Magazines: Iconic 20th-Century Photographs surveys this richly historic era through some 60 images published by magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Life, Texas Monthly, and Vogue. Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs, first published in newspapers and later in magazines, are also included. Among the artists represented are Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, Edward Steichen, and William Wegman.

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  • Denise B.

    Traffic was awful, took me 2 hours to get the the Museum. But Cecilee and I had a nice bit to each in the cafe before viewing. There are actual 3 photography exhibits: 20th Century, High School Documentary, and Administrators. Be sure to check out all of them!

    March 14, 2014

  • Saundra S.

    Traffic was horrible. While looking for our group, I met a nice man who had a sling. Note to self: all slings don't contain cameras; he was there for the book club.

    March 14, 2014

  • Jerry K.

    Something came up so I can't make it. I'll try to go next Thursday.

    March 13, 2014

  • David B.

    Sorry...I'm going to miss after all. Wish I could have joined you. Hope it's a great outing.

    March 13, 2014

  • Denise B.

    Still waiting on a someone to do a home repair. Already an hour late arriving so not sure when I will get to the MFAH. Please start eating without me and I will get there when I can.

    March 13, 2014

  • Kaaren C.

    Really wanted to attend this event....but work (the salt mines of Houston) must take priority today. I hope you all have a great time. And I want to hear all about it after the event.

    March 13, 2014

  • Cecilee

    I'm planning on being at the Beck Building about 4 pm to see the Sargent watercolor exhibit. You can look for me around the main entrance ... I think both the Museum shop and elevators are around there. There is a charge for the Sargent exhibit.

    March 11, 2014

  • Saundra S.

    I would be interested in the watercolor exhibit a couple hours earlier. I may just make a day of it and stop by the Peter Glick gallery in the Galleria at lunchtime.

    March 10, 2014

  • Cecilee

    I'm going to go into the museum a couple hours earlier to also see the John Singer Sargent Watercolor exhibit --- if anyone would like to join me.

    March 10, 2014

  • Gary W.

    This is an update/addendum to the meetup: On Friday, March 21st, there will be a lecture on the Made for Magazine show given by Anne Wilkes Tucker, the Curator of Photography at the MFA. The location is the theatre on the lower level of the Laws Building (main building). Two years ago Anne was named among the 100 most important people in photography today so I am looking forward to hearing what she has to say. On Friday, the lecture will be at 1:30pm. It will be repeated at 4pm on Saturday. Tickets are $5 for members and $8 plus admission for non members. I plan on going probably on Friday. You can go on line to purchase your tickets. http://www.mfah.org/calendar/made-magazines/8976/

    March 4, 2014

    • David B.

      I'm quite interested in going. Going to see if I can schedule it - especially since Friday is my day off.

      March 5, 2014

  • Denise B.

    There is also an exhibit for Houston High school students, "Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography" going on at the same time that we can view as well!
    http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/eye-houston-high-school-documentary-photo-2014/

    February 26, 2014

  • Jerry K.

    Why the change and is anyone going tonight?

    February 20, 2014

    • Denise B.

      The rain has made a mess of the highways.

      According to the Houston Chronicle website, portions of 610, 45 and the beltway have been CLOSED due to accidents.


      I apologize for the late notice, but I have moved the date to next month on Thursday the 13th.


      Please stay home and safe and we'll see you for this one next month.

      February 20, 2014

    • Jerry K.

      That sounds like good enough reasons. Thanks for letting us know.

      February 20, 2014

  • Cecilee

    I'm going to have to miss this -- sorry about late notice.

    February 20, 2014

  • David B.

    Sorry now to miss it. I'll be out of town on the 20th. I will probably go another time - sounds like a really good exhibit.

    January 20, 2014

  • Denise B.

    Sorry for the change in date. The exhibit doesn't open until the 9th! The 20th is the date going forward.

    December 15, 2013

  • Denise B.

    You can also check out the Cullen Sculpture Garden across the street from MFAH. Open daily, 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

    December 15, 2013

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