Members Preview “Calder-Picasso”

MFAH members are invited to enjoy early access to Calder-Picasso. This exhibition of 80 timeless works, organized by the artists’ grandsons, illuminates abundant affinities between the ideas of Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso. The presentation focuses on both artists’ use of the void, or absence of space. Calder explored the absence of mass in his sculptures, and Picasso expressed contortions of time in his figurative work.

Please note: Masks are required in this exhibition and in the auditorium.

Video Overview in Brown Auditorium Theater
When you attend the preview, drop by for an overview by Ann Dumas, consulting curator of European art. The video starts every hour on the hour beginning at 12 noon, with the final screening at 5 p.m. Brown Auditorium Theater is located on the lower level of the Law Building, and the exhibition is in the Beck Building.

Exclusive access is available to members at all levels, before the exhibition opens to the public. Because of pandemic safety measures and limited capacities, members are highly encouraged to get timed tickets online before arriving at the Museum. Ticket availability cannot be guaranteed for drop-in visits.

Questions? Call the members hotline at 713.639.7550, Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

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“Calder-Picasso” is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in partnership with the Calder Foundation, New York; Musée National Picasso-Paris (MNPP); and the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte (FABA).


This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

This exhibition is made possible in part by a grant from:

Major support provided by:
Bobbie Nau

Additional generous support provided by:
Giorgio Armani Corporation
Virginia and Lee Lahourcade 
John and Kathy Orton

Minnette Robinson


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