Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – MFAH

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH

(713) 639-7300

1001 Bissonnet Street

Houston, TX 77005


Julien Temple at the MFAh

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH

May 5 - 7, 2016

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 ’77 with the Sex Pistols, Absolute Beginners, and Earth Girls are Easy. For tickets, go here.

2016 Core Exhibition

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH

April 21 - May 26, 2016

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 Nicole Burisch, Andy Campbell, and Taraneh Fazeli contribute essays based on their independent research to the Core 2016 publication, issued in conjunction with the exhibition.

Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH

February 21 - May 30, 2016

An exhibition showcasing 14 cars and three motorcycles that exemplify the sleek, elegant, sexy art deco auto designs from 1929 to 1940.


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.

Rothko in Retrospect

A symposium discussing Mark Rothko’s career. For a full list of speakers and events, go here.

Block Party: MFAH Mixed Media

A free edition of MFAH’s Mixed Media to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Glassell School. There will be food trucks, cocktails and DJs.

Duane Michals

The photographer, writer and filmmaker Duane Michals will give a talk on his career. A book signing will follow. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased...

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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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Boot Camp World Premiere

The 7th annual World Premiere of Boot Camp short films. Produced by elementary and middle school students, the films have all been created, shot, and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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