Newspaper photo of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in coverage of
its opening. Contained in the scrapbook of the Houston Art League, 1904-1924.
(1924). "Newspaper photos of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Director James
Chillman, Jr.." http://hdl.handle.net/1911/36754.
James Chillman, Jr., served as the first director of the Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston. His tenure at the MFAH lasted from 1924-1953. During his tenure,
Chillman also held a professorship in the School of Architecture at Rice University. He
returned to the MFAH as interim director between 1959-1961. He was named Director
emeritus upon his initial retirement and remained active at the MFAH until his death in
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