The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Conversations with the Director: Gary Tinterow Talks with Artists Mike and Doug Starn

Thursday, Jun. 7, 2018 – Thursday, Jun. 7, 2018

06:30 PM – 07:30 PM


Above image: Artists Mike (left) and Doug Starn during the installation of Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú—Minotaur Horn Head, 2012, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome. Photograph: Sirio Magnabosco

Artists Mike and Doug Starn join Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for a discussion about the summer exhibition Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú. This event is the latest in the “Conversations with the Director” series, in which Tinterow engages an eclectic roster of guests in one-on-one conversations about the arts.

Mike and Doug Starn, brothers and collaborators, first received critical acclaim in the mid-1980s for their conceptual and physical approach to photography. Their practice became increasingly interdisciplinary, incorporating photography, video, painting, sculpture, furniture design, and architecture. Their first museum showing was at the 1987 Whitney Biennial, and they have since been featured in exhibitions worldwide. Among their most-recent commissions are a monumental glass-and-metal sculpture on the plaza of the Princeton University Art Museum and a 90-foot-long glass-wall facade for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.

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