Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

(713) 639-7300

1001 Bissonnet Street

Houston, TX 77005


Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

November 22 - February 28, 2016

An exhibition featuring work by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela. The show is drawn primarily from the museum's permanent collection of Latin American art.

Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

November 1 - January 31, 2016

This is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Joachim Wtewael, a late-Renaissance artist working in Utrecht. The exhibition is coming from presentations both at the National Gallery of Art and from the Centraal Museum Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Mark Rothko: A Retrospective

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

September 20 - January 24, 2016

An exhibition of more than 50 paintings that trace the career of Mark Rothko. The MFAH is the only U.S. venue for this exhibition, which has been organized by MFAH and the National Gallery of Art. A large number of works in the exhibition were owned by Rothko until his death.

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.


James Turrell: The Light Inside

James Turrell: The Light Inside explores the career of James Turrell.Raised in a Quaker household and coming of age in the radical climate of the...

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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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The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia

The British Museum’s Cyrus Cylinder, is traveling to five major museum venues in the United States, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Cyrus Cylinder is among...

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Picasso Black and White

Picasso was a colorist, but this is his work in black, white and shades of gray, on exclusive loan to the MFAH from the Guggenheim...

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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.

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