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CURRENT

A Photographer’s Collection

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 4 - July 5, 2015

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 his wife, Michele. The show features 60 works, including photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, and many others.

For a New World to Come

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

March 7 - July 12, 2015

"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 in Japan. This show features more than 250 works–photographs, photo books, paintings, sculpture, and film-based installations–many of them never before seen in the U.S.

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

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.

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, […]