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CURRENT

Rienzi Library: Highlights from a House

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 28 - June 28, 2015

An exhibition exploring treasures of the Rienzi Library at the MFAH's house museum for European decorative arts. Books on display highlight fine graphic design and binding, and include early publications of works by by William Shakespeare, Niccolò Macchiavelli, Christina Rossetti, Washington Irving. Monthly gallery talks highlight other artworks in the collection.

Spectacular Rubens

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

February 15 - May 10, 2015

This exhibition reunites monumental tapestries from the Triumph of the Eucharist series, designed by Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens in the early 1620s, with oil-on-panel studies and other paintings related to the series.

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

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 […]

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 […]