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CURRENT

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.

Fangs, Feathers, and Fins: Sacred Creatures in Ancient American Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

October 16 - January 11, 2015

Art from the ancient Americas of animals that played significant roles in religion and society. Jaguars, killer whales, fish, and cats!



PAST

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 […]