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Houston Iranian Film Festival

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

January 23 - February 1, 2015

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 person to present her two acclaimed short films about coming of age and preview the third film in this trilogy, shot in Houston. More info here.

Line: Making the Mark

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

December 12 - March 22, 2015

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. Includes works by Josef Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Sam Messenger, Joan Mitchell, and Barnett Newman.

Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

October 26 - February 1, 2015

Fifty paintings on loan from locations around the world provide an intimate look at the Seine, a subject essential to Monet’s identity as an artist.


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 […]

Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund creates images composed of out-of-place objects, creatures, and colors. Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photography at the MFAH, talks with Skoglund about her […]

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces

Fifty Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. travels to Houston for the exhibition Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces. Featuring […]

Pasted Papers: The Art of Collage

Featuring American artists who used collage as an expressive means to explore ideas, advocate concepts, and develop new directions in their art, Pasted Papers: The […]

Simpson Kalisher: The Alienated Photographer

In 2009 the MFAH acquired 100 black and white photographs by the American street photographer Simpson Kalisher, given by Gloria Richards, a constant supporter of […]

Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork

Charles LeDray delivers a major mid-career survey at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Organized by Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, the exhibition also traveled […]

Romancing the West

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston looks back at the watercolors of Alfred Jacob Miller. A six-month journey to the Rocky Mountains in 1837 provided […]

Heinrich Kühn: The Perfect Photograph

Houston is the only U.S. venue for the first major retrospective devoted to Austrian photographer and scientist Heinrich Kühn. An important figure in the international […]

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time

The MFAH and the Cruz-Diez Foundation, Houston, present the first large-scale retrospective of Venezuelan kinetic and op artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. Color in Space and Time […]

Premiere of Howl and Boxing Gym

During your holiday break swing by the MFAH and catch the premiere of Boxing Gym, a documentary film by Frederick Wiseman who explores the world […]