Bigindicator

Snail Mail

Event  |  Reviews  |  Comments
20120211024849-111879_portrait_crop_jpg_564x412_q75
© Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Law Building)
Snail Mail

1001 Bissonnet Street
77005 Houston
TX
US
February 1st, 2012 - May 20th, 2012
Opening: February 1st, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ARTISTS

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.mfah.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
EMAIL:  
guestservices@mfah.org
PHONE:  
713-639-7300
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed 10-5; Thu 10-9; Fri-Sat 10-7; Sun 12:15-7
TAGS:  
Fotofest, photography

DESCRIPTION

Snail Mail, a focused installation of photo correspondence from the MFAH collection, features objects that were, until recently, a common phenomenon in the photographic community. Before widespread use of e-mail, photographers would write letters on the backs of misprints or even fine-art quality objects. The MFAH photography collection contains more than 1,500 such objects that have been mailed to museum staff throughout the years as correspondence from photographers around the world.