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CURRENT

Philip Worthington: Shadow Monsters

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

May 23 - September 20, 2015

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 vision-recognition software to augment the participants’ gestures with sound and animation. (Guess what the most popular hand gesture will be!)

Pablo Bronstein: We Live in Mannerist Times

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 15 - August 23, 2015

An exhibition of drawings by London-based Argentine artist Pablo Bronstein, whose work explores our built environment from architecture to machines. Inspired by late-18th- and early-19th-century renderings, this installation includes drawings printed on vinyl and stretching from ceiling to floor to create an architectural space within the gallery.

Arts of Islamic Lands

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

January 31 - 30, 2016

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 artworks from its own collection in two galleries.



PAST

Jazz On Film

A screening series exploring intersections of jazz and cinema with classic and rare performance films, documentaries, and narrative movies with jazz scores. Full schedule HERE

Philip Worthington: Shadow Monsters

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 […]

Pablo Bronstein: We Live in Mannerist Times

An exhibition of drawings by London-based Argentine artist Pablo Bronstein, whose work explores our built environment from architecture to machines. Inspired by late-18th- and early-19th-century […]

Ernesto Neto

A talk with contemporary artist Ernesto Neto, whose immersive installations transform one’s sense of place and often include aromatics to trigger multi-sensory experiences.

Conversations with the Director: Tom Campbell

MFAH director Gary Tinterow engages in conversation with Thomas P. Campbell, director of The Metropolitan Museum of Art discussing critical issues facing museums today as […]

A Photographer’s Collection

An exhibition celebrating the gift to the MFAH of more than 400 photographs from the collection of Houston-based landscape and portrait photographer Michael Marvins and […]

Rienzi Library: Highlights from a House

An exhibition exploring treasures of the Rienzi Library at the MFAH’s house museum for European decorative arts. Books on display highlight fine graphic design and […]

Keller Easterling: Extrastatecraft

Part of the Plug-Ins series of guest lectures about architecture’s capabilities, Keller Easterling (Yale School of Architecture) will discuss concepts in her book, “Extrastatecraft: The […]

Spectacular Rubens

This exhibition reunites monumental tapestries from the Triumph of the Eucharist series, designed by Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens in the early 1620s, with oil-on-panel […]

For a New World to Come

“For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979″ examines an important and often overlooked period for photography and contemporary art […]

Arts of Islamic Lands

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 […]

Houston Iranian Film Festival

MFAH’s 22nd Annual Houston Iranian Film Festival includes the local premieres of five recent feature films, as well as current Core Fellow Anahita Ghazvinizadeh in […]

Line: Making the Mark

This exhibition of drawings and prints from the museum’s permanent collection shows how various artists, since the advent of Modernism, have explored and expanded mark-making. […]

The Naked Eye: Photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Celebrated Finnish-American photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen traces the roots of his fascination with magical realism—how visual veracity and the imagination can team up to create […]

Near Future: Liam Young and Agnieszka Kurant

British architect and curator Liam Young and Polish visual artist Agnieszka Kurant will bring the Fall 2014 series, cosponsored by the Rice School of Architecture and […]

MFAH Mixed Media

ERMAGERD!!!!! “Celebrate the luxurious exhibition “Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House” in style with drinks, dancing, and pics in the Smilebooth.”

Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris

Here you go, urban planning buffs and historical architectural hand-wringers: “At the heart of the show are compelling views of Paris both before and after […]

Soto: The Houston Penetrable

Jesús Rafael Soto’s suspended plastic playscape will encompass all 2,600 square feet of the MFAH’s Cullinan Hall.