For the safety of our visitors and staff, the MFAH continues to require face masks/coverings. Advance timed tickets are recommended.

Current Exhibitions

  • Chelsea Porcelain Works, Plate, c. 1755, porcelain

    Chelsea Porcelain Works, Plate, c. 1755, porcelain, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, Museum purchase funded by Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III.

    Perpetual Bloom: Botanicals in the 18th-Century Interior
    Through July 31, 2021

    As European nations explored distant lands in the 18th century, botanicals flowed into the continent from all over the world. Perpetual Bloom explores the ways in which botanicals were displayed and re-created in domestic interiors. 

  • Kayln Martin, Barn, 2020, inkjet print

    Kayln Martin, Barn, 2020, inkjet print. © Kayln Martin, Jack Yates High School

    Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography
    Through Winter 2022

    The annual Eye on Houston exhibition documents and celebrates Houston’s diverse neighborhoods through a collaboration between the MFAH and Houston Independent School District.

  • DRIFT, Flylight (Basel), 2015, mixed media

    DRIFT, Flylight (Basel), 2015, hand-blown glass, wire, electronics, anodized aluminum, and LEDs. © 2020 DRIFT

    Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting
    Through May 16, 2021

    Electrifying Design examines lighting as transforming force in daily life and artistic expression over the past 100 years.

  • David Hockney, Woldgate Vista

    David Hockney, Woldgate Vista, 27 July 2005, oil on canvas, David Hockney Inc. © David Hockney / photo: Richard Schmidt

    Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature
    Through June 20, 2021

    Two visionary artists, separated in time and space, are united by a shared fascination with nature. See original works by David Hockney and Vincent van Gogh on view together. Tickets include general admission.

  • Unknown Swiss, Window Panel, 19th century, glass and painted enamel with lead caming

    Swiss, Window Panel, 19th century, glass and painted enamel with lead caming, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of the Houston Art League, the George M. Dickson Bequest.

    Fire/Works: Enamel Art through the Centuries
    Through May 31, 2021

    The process of enameling has captivated artists and collectors for 1,000 years. This exhibition showcases the use of enamel across time and continents.

  • Dish, Persian, 15th century

    Dish, Persian, Timurid or early Safavid, second half of 15th century, stonepaste; painted in blue on white slip under transparent glaze, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    Between Sea and Sky: Blue and White Ceramics from Persia and Beyond
    Through May 31, 2021

    The enduring appeal of blue and white ceramics stretches across the centuries. This exhibition tells the story through the lens of the exceptional Hossein Afshar Collection of Persian ceramics.

  • Wendy Red Star, Apsáalooke Roses, 2016

    COLLECTIVITY | Wendy Red Star, Apsáalooke Roses, 2016, lithograph in colors, inkjet print, printed chine-collé on wove paper, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by Carol Lynne Werner at Art + Paper 2019. © Wendy Red Star

    Connecting Currents: Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Through December 31, 2021

    The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building is dedicated to the Museum’s international collections of modern and contemporary art. The third-floor galleries are devoted to thematic exhibitions, and the Kinder Building opens with Connecting Currents—five inaugural installations of art from the 1960s onward.

  • Amarillo uno (Yellow 1) by Carmen Herrera, acrylic on plywood, 1971

    Carmen Herrera, Amarillo uno (Yellow 1), 1971, acrylic on plywood. © Carmen Herrera, courtesy Lisson Gallery

    Carmen Herrera: Structuring Surfaces
    Through April 25, 2021

    Carmen Herrera: Structuring Surfaces is the first MFAH exhibition devoted exclusively to the work of internationally celebrated Cuban American artist Carmen Herrera. Her prolific career, expanding the boundaries of geometric abstraction, spans nine decades.

  • Bernardo Rodriguez (Thoma) - Holy Family with Mercedarian Symbols

    Bernardo Rodriguez, The Holy Family with Mercedarian Symbols, late 18th–early 19th century, oil on canvas, collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma.

    Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection
    Through December 31, 2021

    The Museum presents a selection of Spanish colonial paintings from the celebrated collection of Carl and Marilynn Thoma.

  • Mosque Lamp

    Egypt, Mosque Lamp, c. 1320, enamel and gilded glass, The al-Sabah Collection, Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah, Kuwait.

    Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
    Through December 31, 2021

    The Museum’s landmark partnership with the Kuwait-based al-Sabah Collection and the cultural institution Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah makes possible this installation featuring some 250 objects from the 8th to 18th century that present a comprehensive spectrum of Islamic art.