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CURRENT

Philip Worthington: Shadow Monsters

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

May 23 - November 1, 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!)

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

MFAH Mixed Media Designed by IKEA

A late-night party featuring high-energy live music, cocktails and dancing. 18 and older. Tickets from $6-14, depending.

Sean Scully: How I got started. How I evolved

Artist Sean Scully talks about himself as the Second Annual Naomi Turner True Fall Lecture. “If you have Matisse, Mondrian, Rothko, then you’ve got my […]

Peter Bohlin

Architect Peter Bohlin, selected by the Hermann Park Conservancyto design the entry pavilion within the park’s new Centennial Gardens., speaks at the MFAH’s Law Building. […]

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit

100+ works by acclaimed African American painter travel to Houston for this retrospective, including the artist´s famed Resurrection of Lazarus. Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy […]

W. Eugene Smith and James Nachtwey

Born 30 years apart, the mission for photogrpahers Smith (1918–1978) and Nachtwey (born 1948) is to bear witness. This exhibition focuses on their documentations of […]

Scandinavian Design

Popular, useful minimalism from the MFAH decorative arts collection by the likes of Georg Jensen, Orrefors, Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Kaj Franck, Timo Sarpaneva, Tapio […]

American Made: 250 Years of American Art

A comprehensive display of the MFAH’s collections of American art organized by Emily Ballew Neff, MFAH curator, American Painting and Sculpture; and Christine Gervais, MFAH […]

The Art of Exaggeration

The centuries-old artistic impulse to exaggerate and distort realistic features, characteristics and situations, encompassing images of the grotesque, caricature and satire from the 16th through […]

Public Dress

20th-century photographers use clothing to help craft a social narrative, organized by Natalie Zelt, MFAH Curatorial Assistant, Photography.

Snail Mail

Before e-mail, photographers would write letters on the backs of misprints. The MFAH photography collection contains more than 1,500 such objects that have been mailed […]

Revelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski

30+ monumental canvases offer an incisive survey of the career of color field painter Jules Olitski (1922-2007). Stain paintings, Spray paintings, Baroque paintings, and High […]

Kathy Ryan Lecture and Booksigning

Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine, will speak about her work and sign copies of her new book from Aperture, […]

Peter Blum Edition Archive: Highlights

Printmaking by  big-name contemporary Artists Eric Fischl, Alex Katz, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Brice Marden, David Rabinowitch and Terry Winters, selected from the Peter Blum […]

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