Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - MFAH
May 5 - 7, 2016
Filmmaker Julien Temple visits the MFAH. In conjunction with his visit, the museum will present screenings of The Filth and the Fury, Never Mind the Baubles: Xmas ’77 with the Sex Pistols, Absolute Beginners, and Earth Girls are Easy. For tickets, go here.
April 21 - May 26, 2016
An exhibition featuring works by 2016 Core artists-in-residence, including Tsuyoshi Anzai, Jason Byrne, Danielle Dean, Sondra Perry, Ivor Shearer, Kenneth Tam, and Rodrigo Valenzuela. Core critics-in-residence Nicole Burisch, Andy Campbell, and Taraneh Fazeli contribute essays based on their independent research to the Core 2016 publication, issued in conjunction with the exhibition.
April 17 - August 14, 2016
An exhibition featuring 45 paintings by Franz X. Winterhalter, and artist renowned for his portraits of 19th-century European royalty.
January 12 - May 1, 2016
An exhibition of photographs by 37 students from Jack Yates, Westside, Bellaire, Sam Houston, and Cesar E. Chavez high schools, along with students from Through The Lens, a district-wide after school program focusing on photography as a profession.
February 21 - May 30, 2016
An exhibition showcasing 14 cars and three motorcycles that exemplify the sleek, elegant, sexy art deco auto designs from 1929 to 1940.
The Libraries of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, present Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom (MANUAL) as the second speakers of the Library Lectures series....Read More
Lucas’s recent film Voyager Found and the premiere of new film, Unearthling. Unearthling centers on the arrival of a mysterious figure from another dimension. Voyager...Read More
Roads of Arabia explores the impact of ancient trade routes that crossed the Arabian Peninsula, allowing for an exchange of objects and ideas. The exhibition...Read More
This exhibition charts the rise of contemporary history painting in the 18th century through the lives of Benjamin West and John Singleton Copley.
In the mid-1950s, motivated by social distress and poverty, Argentinian artist Berni abandoned painting for assemblage. Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel are two fictitious characters...Read More
MFAH screens a documentary film directed and produced by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. 6:00 pm The Out List Screening. 7:00 pm Q + A with Timothy Greenfield-Sanders & Anne Wilkes...Read More
Words and Things: Buddhist Texts and Ritual Objects from Japan comprises nearly 50 objects from the private collection of Boston-based literature scholars Sylvan Barnet and...Read More
MFAH presents a public lecture by art critic and curator Gerardo Mosquera. Mosquera was a co-founder of the Havana Biennial, a Curator at the New...Read More
The exhibition Calaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada marks the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada, whose prints of...Read More
The Museum of Fine Arts will open Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907, an exhibition that debuted at the Neue Galerie New York in May...Read More
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
Gifts from the Past: The Isabel Brown Wilson Collection presents over 50 artworks from the bequest of Isabel Brown Wilson. Gifts from the Past explores...Read More
Self, Model, and Self as Other, highlights about 50 self-portraits—spanning more than a century—that illustrate how photographic self-portraits reveal different innovative approaches to the genre....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 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
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
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