Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975 charts the trajectory of Venezuelan Informalism from the late 1950s through its last manifestations in the 1970s. More than 100 works of art, across a variety of media, showcase the richness and complexity of the movement.

The exhibition brings together for the first time a wide range of proposals encompassing internationally renowned figures such as Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alejandro Otero, and Jesús Rafael Soto, as well as the movement’s under-recognized practitioners, including Alberto Brandt, Daniel Gonzalez, and Francisco Hung. 

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 or 713.353.1550. Not a member? Join today!

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation 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; the CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P.; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; W. A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; the Swergold Family Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and 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.