MFAH's Peter Marzio Dead From Cancer
The Houston art world was stunned this morning to hear the news of Museum of Fine Arts director Peter Marzio's death from cancer.
He had been extremely private about his battle. The news was first reported by CultureMap.
Marzio was an internationally-known art figure, having helmed the MFAH for 28 years. His most recent act as director, the commission of Cai Guo-Qiang's gunpowder drawing Odyssey for the museum's Arts of China Gallery caused a sensation here in Houston and abroad.
But Marzio's career achievement was turning the MFAH into an internationally-recognized fine arts destination.
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This is shocking news. Marzio will be sorely missed.
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