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.
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.
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.
This exhibition charts the rise of contemporary history painting in the 18th century through the lives of Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley.
QFest, Houston’s GLBTQ film festival, celebrates its 17th year with screenings throughout the city. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will screen six films from...Read More
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...Read More
Manfred Heiting began his professional life as a designer, a skill employed in his exhibition and book design for the 2011 MFAH presentation Helmut Newton:...Read More
Intersecting Modernities presents more than 100 works created by Latin American artists—including Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Diego Rivera, and Joaquín Torres-García—from the Brillembourg Capriles Collection...Read More
Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop is the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photographs before the digital age. Some 180 works demonstrate...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
“Picasso Black and White” is a lecture presented by Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Few artists have had as great...Read More
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...Read More
Freed from the constraints of making functional objects, ceramics artists began experimenting with abstract and figural forms, radical building techniques and surface treatments.
17th- to 20th-century silver and bronze objects, including liturgical pieces, hidden in a Venetian synagogue for 60 years and recently rediscovered and restored, including a...Read More
Jacques Callot (1592-1635), a master printmaker who created more than 1,400 prints throughout his prolific career: everyhitng from courtly pageants and theatrical comedies to the...Read More
Professor Giovanni Curatola, organizing curator of the inaugural exhibition of works from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, consultant to the DAI (Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah), and professor...Read More
Farmanfarmaian balances techniques and imagery drawn from Islamic decoration with the innovations of the Minimalist avant-garde.
100+ masterworks from a renowned museum, including works by Francisco de Goya, El Greco, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Jusepe de Ribera and Diego Velázquez.
A late-night party featuring high-energy live music, cocktails and dancing. 18 and older. Tickets from $6-14, depending.
Dealer in rare manuscripts Daniel Crouch is a trader based in London who tracks down ancient maps, atlases, plans, and sea charts. At the age...Read More
A major show exploring 165 years of armed conflict through the eyes of photographers. Organized by a curatorial team consisting of Anne Wilkes Tucker, MFAH...Read More
The long-awaited third edition of the AIA Houston Architectural Guide contains 1,391 entries divided into 29 tours. The new text was written by Stephen Fox...Read More
Artist Sean Scully talks about himself as the Second Annual Naomi Turner True Fall Lecture. “If you have Matisse, Mondrian, Rothko, then you’ve got my...Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
60 paintings and sculptures dating from the 1930s to the present, including the celebrated Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art and extensive holdings of...Read More
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...Read More
A comprehensive display of the MFAH’s collections of American art organized by Emily Ballew Neff, MFAH curator, American Painting and Sculpture; and Christine Gervais, MFAH...Read More
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...Read More
The first retrospective on Phyfe in 90 years
20th-century photographers use clothing to help craft a social narrative, organized by Natalie Zelt, MFAH Curatorial Assistant, Photography.
85 works from the Powers Collection. The Powers’ began buying Japanese artwork in the 1960s and over the next four decades they amassed 300 objects,...Read More
48 paintings from the Kenwood House, a neoclassical villa in London, start a four-stop American tour at the MFAH. The works were collected by brewing...Read More