Current Special Exhibitions


  • Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan

    Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan

    Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan
    Through September 15, 2024

    Masterpieces from Japan’s Meiji era (1868–1912) reveal the profound cross-cultural impact of Japan’s developing relationships with the wider world.

  • Thomas Demand, Control Room, 2011, chromogenic print

    Thomas Demand, Control Room, 2011, chromogenic print, courtesy of Thomas Demand Studio. © Thomas Demand, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

    Thomas Demand: The Stutter of History
    Through September 15, 2024

    The MFAH is the only U.S. venue for this internationally touring landmark retrospective of Thomas Demand’s work.

  • Raqib Shaw, Ode to the Country Without a Post Office, 2019–20, acrylic liner and enamel on birchwood

    Raqib Shaw, Ode to the Country Without a Post Office, 2019–20, acrylic liner and enamel on birchwood, private collection. © Raqib Shaw / Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick), courtesy of the artist and White Cube

    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.

  • 2024 Studio School Student Exhibition
    2024 Studio School Annual Student Exhibition
    Through July 26, 2024

    The 2024 Studio School Annual Student Exhibition features a juried selection of work created by students during the academic year. 

  • Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, 2023, site-specific, 4-channel multimedia installation

    Jacolby Satterwhite, A Metta Prayer, 2023, site-specific, 4-channel multimedia installation: sound, theatrical lighting, high-definition color video, and 3D animation in Autodesk Maya and Unreal Engine, courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. © Jacolby Satterwhite

    Jacolby Satterwhite: A Metta Prayer
    Through October 13, 2024

    In the expansive multimedia installation A Metta Prayer, Jacolby Satterwhite fuses choreography, video, animation, lighting, and music to reimagine a kaleidoscopic, computer-generated world.

  • Nayeli Perez, Watching Over, 2023, inkjet print

    Nayeli Perez, Watching Over, 2023, inkjet print, Eastwood Academy. © Nayeli Perez

    Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography
    Through Autumn 2024

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

  • Rienzi Gardens | 2024 Exhibition
    Color, Scent, and Memory: Rienzi’s Gardens 1954–1999
    Through July 31, 2024

    ON VIEW AT RIENZI | This exhibition celebrates the evolution of the gardens at Rienzi, incorporating horticultural and design styles of the times from 1954 to 1999.