Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

(713) 639-7300

1001 Bissonnet Street

Houston, TX 77005

Get directions


Line: Making the Mark

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

December 12 - March 22, 2015

This exhibition of drawings and prints from the museum’s permanent collection shows how various artists, since the advent of Modernism, have explored and expanded mark-making. Includes works by Josef Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, Sam Messenger, Joan Mitchell, and Barnett Newman.

Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

October 26 - February 1, 2015

Fifty paintings on loan from locations around the world provide an intimate look at the Seine, a subject essential to Monet’s identity as an artist.

Fangs, Feathers, and Fins: Sacred Creatures in Ancient American Art

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

October 16 - January 11, 2015

Art from the ancient Americas of animals that played significant roles in religion and society. Jaguars, killer whales, fish, and cats!


The Naked Eye: Photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Celebrated Finnish-American photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen traces the roots of his fascination with magical realism—how visual veracity and the imagination can team up to create […]

Near Future: Liam Young and Agnieszka Kurant

British architect and curator Liam Young and Polish visual artist Agnieszka Kurant will bring the Fall 2014 series, cosponsored by the Rice School of Architecture and […]

MFAH Mixed Media

ERMAGERD!!!!! “Celebrate the luxurious exhibition “Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House” in style with drinks, dancing, and pics in the Smilebooth.”

Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris

Here you go, urban planning buffs and historical architectural hand-wringers: “At the heart of the show are compelling views of Paris both before and after […]

Soto: The Houston Penetrable

Jesús Rafael Soto’s suspended plastic playscape will encompass all 2,600 square feet of the MFAH’s Cullinan Hall.

Adding a Beat: Hirsch Library Project

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. […]

Unearthling: Films by Peter Lucas

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 […]

John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors

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 […]

Georges Braque: A Retrospective

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 […]

The Age of Impressionism

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, […]

Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona

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 […]

The Out List

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 […]

Gerardo Mosquera: Lecture

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 […]

QFest: Houston’s GLBTQ film festival

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 […]

Self, Model, and Self as Other

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. […]

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 […]

Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop

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 […]