A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection is a series of installations that trace 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 photographs from the MFAH collection presents the medium’s history in a slightly different light. In this way, an increasingly complex picture of photographic history emerges, encouraging visitors to look closely, move slowly, and return for more.

Artists represented in this installation include Jo Ann Callis, James Casebere, Mitch Epstein, Nan Goldin, Alexander Gardner, László Moholy-Nagy, Lissa Rivera, Ueda Shoji, and Carleton E. Watkins. The featured photographer is Eugène Atget, and photographically illustrated books from the 19th century are also on view.

MFAH members are invited to reserve a spot for this one-hour tour to explore the exhibition together with a Museum docent.

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!

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.


Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; the Powell Foundation; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation.

Upcoming Dates/Times