Lectures Week of Saturday, September 30, 2023-Friday, October 6, 2023


Kehinde Wiley, The Death of Hyacinth (Ndey Buri Mboup), 2022, oil on canvas
Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence Through May 27, 2024

The MFAH is the first stop on the tour of the monumental exhibition Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence.

03 Dec Sun / 2023

  • Georg Zeiller, Torah Shield, 1825, silver‐gilt

    Georg Zeiller, Torah Shield, 1825, silver‐gilt, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Susie and David Askanase, Alexander Dell, and Carol and David Neuberger families.

    Opening a New Door: The Judaica Collection
    2 p.m.—3 p.m.

    On opening day of the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Gallery for Judaica, this lecture explores Jewish ritual objects that form the beginning of an important new collection area for the MFAH.

07 Dec Thu / 2023

  • Mary Cassatt, Under the Horse-Chestnut Tree, 1896–97, drypoint and aquatint on laid paper

    Mary Cassatt, Under the Horse-Chestnut Tree, 1896–97, drypoint and aquatint on laid paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by The Brown Foundation, Inc. 

    Lecture | Mary Cassatt at Work in Print
    6:30 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

    See how Mary Cassatt’s innovative methods in print connect to both her subject matter and her own carefully constructed identity as a working professional.