Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
August 1 - November 1, 2015
An exhibition of prints and drawings that examines how the artists' use of the model and the human body has changed over the past 50 years.
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!)
This exhibition charts the rise of contemporary history painting in the 18th century through the lives of Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley.
A worthy program. Art Beyond Sight is a gallery program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Trained educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on...Read More
“Picasso Black and White” is a lecture presented by Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Few artists have had as great...Read More
17th- to 20th-century silver and bronze objects, including liturgical pieces, hidden in a Venetian synagogue for 60 years and recently rediscovered and restored, including a...Read More
Jacques Callot (1592-1635), a master printmaker who created more than 1,400 prints throughout his prolific career: everyhitng from courtly pageants and theatrical comedies to the...Read More
Professor Giovanni Curatola, organizing curator of the inaugural exhibition of works from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, consultant to the DAI (Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah), and professor...Read More
Farmanfarmaian balances techniques and imagery drawn from Islamic decoration with the innovations of the Minimalist avant-garde.
100+ masterworks from a renowned museum, including works by Francisco de Goya, El Greco, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Jusepe de Ribera and Diego Velázquez.
A late-night party featuring high-energy live music, cocktails and dancing. 18 and older. Tickets from $6-14, depending.
Dealer in rare manuscripts Daniel Crouch is a trader based in London who tracks down ancient maps, atlases, plans, and sea charts. At the age...Read More
A major show exploring 165 years of armed conflict through the eyes of photographers. Organized by a curatorial team consisting of Anne Wilkes Tucker, MFAH...Read More
The long-awaited third edition of the AIA Houston Architectural Guide contains 1,391 entries divided into 29 tours. The new text was written by Stephen Fox...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
60 paintings and sculptures dating from the 1930s to the present, including the celebrated Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art and extensive holdings of...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
The first retrospective on Phyfe in 90 years
20th-century photographers use clothing to help craft a social narrative, organized by Natalie Zelt, MFAH Curatorial Assistant, Photography.
85 works from the Powers Collection. The Powers’ began buying Japanese artwork in the 1960s and over the next four decades they amassed 300 objects,...Read More
48 paintings from the Kenwood House, a neoclassical villa in London, start a four-stop American tour at the MFAH. The works were collected by brewing...Read More
Nine works by Rembrandt as well as nearly fifty sheets by his pupils and followers, organized by the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Photos, photocollages, photomontages, and moving images project a political, social, or cultural state of utopia or dystopia collected for Fotofest.
25 paintings celebrate the exquisite work of a neglected Seventeenth-century Dutch master.
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...Read More
In 2007, the MFAH acquired the Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection of some 475 ceramic artworks, one of the most important contemporary ceramic...Read More
The final installation in the MFAH’s new permanent Arts of Asia galleries opens with a special exhibition, showcasing important objects from the collection of the...Read More
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...Read More