Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

(713) 639-7300

1001 Bissonnet Street

Houston, TX 77005


Core Program 2015-16 Lecture Series

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

October 15 - November 5, 2015

A series of lectures brought to Houston by the MFAH's Core program.

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.


Art Beyond Sight

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...

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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.

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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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