MFAH's Peter Marzio Dead 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.
This is shocking news. Marzio will be sorely missed.
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