Calendar Week of Thursday, November 30, 2023-Wednesday, December 6, 2023


Raqib Shaw, Ode to the Country Without a Post Office, 2019–20, acrylic liner and enamel on birchwood
Raqib Shaw: Ballads of East and West Through September 2, 2024

Raqib Shaw blends Eastern and Western influences to create mesmerizing works of art that merge fable, history, and autobiography.

13 Jun Thu / 2024

  • Summer Break
    Summer Break at the MFAH
    11 a.m.—2 p.m.

    When school’s out, families are invited to enjoy gallery activities with teaching artists and experiment with a variety of materials to create art.

  • Gustave Courbet, Seascape, c. 1865, oil on canvas

    Gustave Courbet, Seascape, c. 1865, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack I. Poses.

    Drop-in Tour | Seascapes from European Painting
    1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

    On this guided tour, investigate the ways European artists have depicted human interactions with water, from the shore to the eye of the storm. 

  • Joshua H. Shaw, Virginia Landscape, c. 1835, oil on canvas

    Joshua H. Shaw, “Virginia Landscape,” c. 1835, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by American Art and Wine, the Long Endowment for American Art, the Lora Jean Kilroy Accessions Endowment Fund, the Ann Gordon Trammell American Art Endowment Fund, and the Pam and David Ott American Art Endowment Fund, with additional gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fossler, Bettie Cartwright and Colin Kennedy, and Michael Clark and Sallie Morian.

    Art Bites | American Landscapes
    6 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

    A little art can go a long way! Visit the galleries for a snippet of art appreciation. 

  • Joshua H. Shaw, Virginia Landscape, c. 1835, oil on canvas

    Joshua H. Shaw, “Virginia Landscape,” c. 1835, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by American Art and Wine, the Long Endowment for American Art, the Lora Jean Kilroy Accessions Endowment Fund, the Ann Gordon Trammell American Art Endowment Fund, and the Pam and David Ott American Art Endowment Fund, with additional gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fossler, Bettie Cartwright and Colin Kennedy, and Michael Clark and Sallie Morian.

    Art Bites | American Landscapes
    6:30 p.m.—7 p.m.

    A little art can go a long way! Visit the galleries for a snippet of art appreciation. 

  • Vlastislav Hofman Table 1912

    Vlastislav Hofman, Table, 1912, red oak and beech, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Design Council, 2015, the Decorative Arts Endowment Fund, Lynn Goode and Harrison Williams, Kerry Inman and Denby Auble, and Terri Norton.

    Lecture | Vienna and Prague: A New Modernism
    6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

    A look at the important role that Viennese design from the Wiener Werkstätte played in defining a modern style in the early 20th century.

  • Joshua H. Shaw, Virginia Landscape, c. 1835, oil on canvas

    Joshua H. Shaw, “Virginia Landscape,” c. 1835, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by American Art and Wine, the Long Endowment for American Art, the Lora Jean Kilroy Accessions Endowment Fund, the Ann Gordon Trammell American Art Endowment Fund, and the Pam and David Ott American Art Endowment Fund, with additional gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fossler, Bettie Cartwright and Colin Kennedy, and Michael Clark and Sallie Morian.

    Art Bites | American Landscapes
    7 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

    A little art can go a long way! Visit the galleries for a snippet of art appreciation. 

14 Jun Fri / 2024

15 Jun Sat / 2024