Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH
September 13 - January 2, 2017
An exhibition of works by photographer Helen Levitt (1913–2009). Throughout her live, Levitt photographed the people and places in New York City, capturing simple activities that were a result of daily life. The show features photographs created from the 1930s to the 1980s.
September 16 - 18, 2016
A screening Matthew Barney's three-part film River of Fundament. For tickets, go here.Show times are as follows:Act I Friday, September 16, 7 p.m. Act II Saturday, September 17, 6 p.m. Act III Saturday, September 17, 8:10 p.m. Act I Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m. Act II Sunday, September 18, 4 p.m. Act III Sunday, September 18, 6:10 p.m.
June 25 - October 23, 2016
An exhibition featuring approximately 40 works showcasing the influence of “the East” on Western artists and designers in the late 19th and the 20th century. The decorative arts on view in this show include ceramics, shawls, silverware, and furniture.
June 12 - September 18, 2016
An exhibition featuring two installations by artist Yayoi Kusama. The exhibition brings two of the artist’s signature infinity rooms—Aftermath of the Obliteration of Eternity (2009) and Love Is Calling (2013)—to Texas for the first time.
January 24 - September 25, 2016
An exhibition featuring 47 works by African American artists. The show includes works by regional and international artists, including Trenton Doyle Hancock, Robert Pruitt, Kara Walker, Mequitta Ahuja, and others.
An exhibition of works by photographer Helen Levitt (1913–2009). Throughout her live, Levitt photographed the people and places in New York City, capturing simple activities that were a...Read More
A screening Matthew Barney’s three-part film River of Fundament. For tickets, go here. Show times are as follows: Act I Friday, September 16, 7 p.m. Act...Read More
A program of films celebrating actress Olivia de Havilland’s 100th birthday.
An exhibition featuring approximately 40 works showcasing the influence of “the East” on Western artists and designers in the late 19th and the 20th century. The...Read More
An exhibition exploring “photography’s ability to both stop time in an instant and to capture its extended duration.” The show features nearly 50 photographs by...Read More
An exhibition featuring two installations by artist Yayoi Kusama. The exhibition brings two of the artist’s signature infinity rooms—Aftermath of the Obliteration of Eternity (2009) and Love Is...Read More
A film festival highlighting the history and legacy of Jazz music. The festival is organized by guest curator Peter Lucas. For tickets, go here.
A bus tour conceived by Core fellow Critic-in-Residence Andy Campbell. The tour will “visit several sites important to Houston’s postmodernist building boom. Along the way participants...Read More
A film festival highlighting films from Palestine. For a full schedule and tickets, go here.
Filmmaker Julien Temple visits the MFAH. In conjunction with his visit, the museum will present screenings of The Filth and the Fury, Never Mind the Baubles: Xmas...Read More
A film festival featuring eleven films showcasing Latin America’s diverse film culture. For a full schedule and for tickets, go here.
An exhibition featuring works by 2016 Core artists-in-residence, including Tsuyoshi Anzai, Jason Byrne, Danielle Dean, Sondra Perry, Ivor Shearer, Kenneth Tam, and Rodrigo Valenzuela. Core critics-in-residence...Read More
An exhibition featuring 45 paintings by Franz X. Winterhalter, and artist renowned for his portraits of 19th-century European royalty.
The MFAH presents films in collaboration with the FotoFest 2016 Biennial. Get tickets here.
“In an evening of satire-laced analysis, Joshua Decter comes clean about his addiction to art, his association with its cult, and opens up about how...Read More
An exhibition featuring 47 works by African American artists. The show includes works by regional and international artists, including Trenton Doyle Hancock, Robert Pruitt, Kara...Read More
An exhibition of photographs by 37 students from Jack Yates, Westside, Bellaire, Sam Houston, and Cesar E. Chavez high schools, along with students from Through The Lens, a district-wide after...Read More
A multi-day film festival highlighting Iranian films. Some screenings occur at the Asia Society Texas Center and Rice Cinema. For a full schedule, go here.
An exhibition showcasing 14 cars and three motorcycles that exemplify the sleek, elegant, sexy art deco auto designs from 1929 to 1940.
An exhibition of 12 large-scale photographs by New York-based artist Vera Lutter. These works are created inside large, specially constructed rooms-turned pinhole cameras.
An exhibition featuring work by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela. The show is drawn primarily from the museum’s permanent collection of Latin...Read More
“The Houston Cinema Arts Festival is an eight-day, multi-venue festival focused on visual, performing, and literary arts that includes over 50 narrative and documentary films,...Read More
This is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Joachim Wtewael, a late-Renaissance artist working in Utrecht. The exhibition is coming from presentations both at the National Gallery...Read More
“Miki Garcia, executive director at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), will present a talk focused on the process of curatorial decision making within...Read More
An installation of more than 580,000 lego bricks that the public can use to create cityscapes.
Creators and Consumers: Women and Material Culture and Visual Art in 19th-Cenutry Texas, the Lower South, and the Southwest
“The fifth biennial David B. Warren Symposium. Beginning with a keynote lecture on Friday evening, symposium participants attend a number of receptions, lectures, and an exhibition viewing,...Read More
A writing workshop exploring “the power of memory and nostalgia.” Using the exhibition Roman Vishniac Rediscovered as a jumping off point, the workshop has prompts that...Read More
A series of lectures brought to Houston by the MFAH’s Core program.
An exhibition of more than 50 paintings that trace the career of Mark Rothko. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue for this exhibition, which...Read More
An exhibition of prints and drawings that examines how the artists’ use of the model and the human body has changed over the past 50...Read More
A playful interactive installation by New York-based artist Philip Worthington enabling participants to create their own shadow plays in a digital shadow-puppet theater that uses...Read More
A special exhibition featuring hundreds of Islamic masterworks from the renowned al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait. In conjunction, the MFAH has also installed a number of related...Read More