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Adding a Beat: Hirsch Library Project

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 4 - May 2, 2014

A  project conceived by Hanna Yoo, a critic in residence of the Core Program, is the first contemporary art project held at the Hirsch Library. In the performance programs and sound installation, Houston-based artists and musicians respond to the institutional space and collection of the library. Sound installation by Lina Dib.    

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

March 2 - May 26, 2014

This exhibition of nearly 100 works, painted between 1902 and 1911, provides an opportunity to view a broad range of the Sargent's watercolors. It brings together watercolors holdings from the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Georges Braque: A Retrospective

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 13 - May 11, 2014

Braque was a leading figure of the Paris avant-garde in the first decades of the 20th century. Together with Picasso, he pioneered the innovations of Cubism. A selection of 78 works, including 25 of his cubist works.

The Age of Impressionism

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

December 22 - May 4, 2014

The Museum is the final stop on a three-year, international tour of French paintings originally assembled by Singer sewing-machine heir Sterling Clark and his wife, Francine, and now part of the collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The exhibition spans the 19th century and features Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet and Morisot.



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Adding a Beat: Hirsch Library Project

A  project conceived by Hanna Yoo, a critic in residence of the Core Program, is the first contemporary art project held at the Hirsch Library. […]

Unearthling: Films by Peter Lucas

Lucas’s recent film Voyager Found and the premiere of new film, Unearthling. Unearthling centers on the arrival of a mysterious figure from another dimension. Voyager […]

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors

This exhibition of nearly 100 works, painted between 1902 and 1911, provides an opportunity to view a broad range of the Sargent’s watercolors. It brings […]

Georges Braque: A Retrospective

Braque was a leading figure of the Paris avant-garde in the first decades of the 20th century. Together with Picasso, he pioneered the innovations of […]

The Age of Impressionism

The Museum is the final stop on a three-year, international tour of French paintings originally assembled by Singer sewing-machine heir Sterling Clark and his wife, […]

Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona

In the mid-1950s, motivated by social distress and poverty, Argentinian artist Berni abandoned painting for assemblage. Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel are two fictitious characters […]

The Out List

MFAH screens a documentary film directed and produced by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. 6:00 pm The Out List Screening. 7:00 pm Q + A with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders & Anne Wilkes […]

Gerardo Mosquera: Lecture

MFAH presents a public lecture by art critic and curator Gerardo Mosquera. Mosquera was a co-founder of the Havana Biennial, a Curator at the New […]

QFest: Houston’s GLBTQ film festival

QFest, Houston’s GLBTQ film festival, celebrates its 17th year with screenings throughout the city. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will screen six films from […]

Self, Model, and Self as Other

Self, Model, and Self as Other, highlights about 50 self-portraits—spanning more than a century—that illustrate how photographic self-portraits reveal different innovative approaches to the genre. […]

James Turrell: The Light Inside

James Turrell: The Light Inside explores the career of James Turrell.Raised in a Quaker household and coming of age in the radical climate of the […]

Anne Wilkes Tucker: Manfred Heiting Lecture

Manfred Heiting began his professional life as a designer, a skill employed in his exhibition and book design for the 2011 MFAH presentation Helmut Newton: […]

Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop

Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop is the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photographs before the digital age. Some 180 works demonstrate […]

Art Beyond Sight

A worthy program. Art Beyond Sight is a gallery program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Trained educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on […]

The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia

The British Museum’s Cyrus Cylinder, is traveling to five major museum venues in the United States, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Cyrus Cylinder is among […]

Picasso Black and White

Picasso was a colorist, but this is his work in black, white and shades of gray, on exclusive loan to the MFAH from the Guggenheim […]

Lost Treasure of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice

17th- to 20th-century silver and bronze objects, including liturgical pieces, hidden in a Venetian synagogue for 60 years and recently rediscovered and restored, including a […]

Princes and Paupers: The Art of Jacques Callot

Jacques Callot (1592-1635), a master printmaker who created more than 1,400 prints throughout his prolific career: everyhitng from courtly pageants and theatrical comedies to the […]

Scandinavian Design

Popular, useful minimalism from the MFAH decorative arts collection by the likes of Georg Jensen, Orrefors, Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Kaj Franck, Timo Sarpaneva, Tapio […]