Photographer Fazal Sheikh has traveled the world, capturing images of the displaced and marginalized in Afghanistan, Africa, Brazil, Cuba, India, Israel, Pakistan, and Palestine. In Sheikh’s own words, his aim is to “contribute to a wider understanding of these groups, to respect them as individuals, and to counter the ignorance and prejudice that often attaches to them,” a goal achieved through his simple, direct portraits. 

Homelands and Histories: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh celebrates a major MFAH acquisition of 75 photographs spanning the artist’s career. This 45-minute tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the artwork together.

Drop in! Gallery tours are free with Museum admission. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell.

► Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located at 5101 Montrose, is now open. Learn more about changes to visitor parking and plan ahead for your visit.


Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Occidental Petroleum; Leslie and Brad Bucher; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Mr. and Mrs. Melbern G. Glasscock; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; the Samuel H. Kress Foundation; Mr. William J. Hill; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.


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