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CURRENT

For a New World to Come

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

March 7 - July 12, 2015

"For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979" examines an important and often overlooked period for photography and contemporary art in Japan. This show features more than 250 works–photographs, photo books, paintings, sculpture, and film-based installations–many of them never before seen in the U.S.

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.

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]