A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection traces the course of photography from its invention to the present day, showcasing important new acquisitions and treasured masterpieces. Every six months, a new selection of images, drawn from the rich MFAH collection, presents the medium’s history in a slightly different light.

This installation offers a special focus: “Fifty Years since Stonewall,” honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the LGBTQ civil rights movement. The presentation features LGBTQ subjects, photographers, and histories by Diane Arbus, Jess Dugan, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Duane Michals, and Mark Morrisroe, among others. The 45-minute tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the art together.

Space is limited, and spots fill up fast. Secure your reservation in advance at rsvp@mfah.org or 713.353.1550. Not a member? Join today!

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Ann and John Bookout; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Marilyn G. Lummis; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; John L. Nau III; the Summerlee Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; The Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and the Lubrizol Foundation.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.