Members Tour “A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection”
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.