Photographer #ErnestWithers traveled with Martin Luther King Jr., capturing iconic images of the Civil Rights Movement—including the first desegregated bus ride in Montgomery, Alabama. #MLKDay Ernest C. #Withers, “First Desegregated Bus Ride. Dr. Martin Luther King and Rev. Ralph Abernathy on first desegregated bus. Montgomery, Alabama,” from the portfolio: “I Am A Man, Photographs by Ernest C. Withers,” 1956, printed 1994, gelatin silver print, #MFAH, Museum purchase funded by the Af...
Happy birthday, #CindySherman! Her “Untitled Film Still” series features the artist in solitary, familiar, but identifiable guises inspired by female representations in cinema. This 1979 photograph is on view in the exhibition “Always Greener: Seeing & Seeking Suburbia.” Cindy #Sherman, “Untitled Film Still,” 1979, gelatin silver print, #MFAH, Museum purchase funded by Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Gordon. © Cindy Sherman, Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, NY
#PaulCézanne, born #onthisday in 1839, painted more than 40 portraits of his wife, Hortense Fique. This view of her in blue is on display in our permanent collection galleries. Paul #Cézanne, “Madame Cézanne in Blue,” 1888, oil on canvas, #MFAH, the Robert Lee Blaffer Memorial Collection, gift of Sarah Campbell Blaffer
Wishing a very happy birthday to those born in the month of January! Carnations, like the ones on this ceramic dish from Ottoman Turkey, are the symbol for January birthdays. On view now in our Art of the Islamic Worlds galleries. #IslamicArt Turkish, Ottoman, “Carnations and Tulip Sprays Dish,” c. 1580, stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze, #MFAH, Museum purchase funded by the Friends of Art of the Islamic Worlds.