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Adding a Beat: Hirsch Library Project

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

April 4 - May 2, 2014

A  project conceived by Hanna Yoo, a critic in residence of the Core Program, is the first contemporary art project held at the Hirsch Library. In the performance programs and sound installation, Houston-based artists and musicians respond to the institutional space and collection of the library. Sound installation by Lina Dib.    

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

March 2 - May 26, 2014

This exhibition of nearly 100 works, painted between 1902 and 1911, provides an opportunity to view a broad range of the Sargent's watercolors. It brings together watercolors holdings from the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Georges Braque: A Retrospective

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 13 - May 11, 2014

Braque was a leading figure of the Paris avant-garde in the first decades of the 20th century. Together with Picasso, he pioneered the innovations of Cubism. A selection of 78 works, including 25 of his cubist works.

The Age of Impressionism

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

December 22 - May 4, 2014

The Museum is the final stop on a three-year, international tour of French paintings originally assembled by Singer sewing-machine heir Sterling Clark and his wife, Francine, and now part of the collection of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The exhibition spans the 19th century and features Manet, Degas, Renoir, Monet and Morisot.


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 […]

Alice Neel: Painted Truths

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents the first major museum exhibition of works by Alice Neel in ten years. Neel’s famous portraits of her […]

Sargent and the Sea

Experience the maritime paintings and drawings that Sargent produced during the first five years of his career that have not yet been examined in a […]

Prendergast in Italy

American Impressionist Maurice Prendergast exhibits the work produced during his two trips to Italy, in 1898 and 1911 which are brought together for the first […]

Artist Talk: Julie Mehretu

Former Core Fellow at the Glassell School of Art and recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Julie Mehretu presents an […]

Recent Accessions in Design

"The MFAH presents important additions to the museum’s design collection, created by some of the most renowned designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Recent […]