Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – MFAH

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH

(713) 639-7300

1001 Bissonnet Street

Houston, TX 77005


Core Program Lecture Series

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH

September 29 - April 27, 2017

The 2016-2017 MFAH Core Program lecture series.


Art & Dialogue: Houston

Catherine Morris, Sackler Center Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, will visit Houston for three days to participate in...

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Julian Onderdonk and the Texan Landscape

An exhibition of works by American Impressionist and San Antonio native Julian Onderdonk (1882–1922). Onderdonk is known for his depictions of the Texas countryside and depictions of bluebonnets.

Degas: A New Vision

A survey of works by Impressionist artist Edgar Degas. The show is co-organized by the MFAH and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia and...

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Helen Levitt: In the Street

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...

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Matthew Barney: River of Fundament

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...

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Infinite Pause: Photography and Time

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...

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Kusama: At the End of the Universe

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...

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Jazz on Film

A film festival highlighting the history and legacy of Jazz music. The festival is organized by guest curator Peter Lucas. For tickets, go here.

PoMo Houston Bus Tour

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...

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Julien Temple at the MFAH

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...

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2016 Core Exhibition

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...

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FotoFest Films

The MFAH presents films in collaboration with the FotoFest 2016 Biennial. Get tickets here.

Houston Iranian Film Festival

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.

Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds

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.

Houston Cinema Arts Festival

“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,...

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The Collectivity Project

An installation of more than 580,000 lego bricks that the public can use to create cityscapes.

Mark Rothko: A Retrospective

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...

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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...

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