Current Exhibitions


  • Steinkamp - Mike Kelley, 14

    Jennifer Steinkamp, Mike Kelley, 14​, 2007–08, video installation, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by Isabel B. Wilson and The Brown Foundation, Inc. © Jennifer Steinkamp, courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York

    Jennifer Steinkamp: The Seasons
    Through January 8, 2023

    Three projections from Jennifer Steinkamp’s series Mike Kelley create a luminous grove as each tree passes through seasonal cycles, going from bare to tender green; to autumnal incandescence; and back to the barren boughs of winter.

  • Gordon Parks, Alberto Giacometti in His Studio, c. 1951, silver print on paper

    Gordon Parks, Alberto Giacometti in His Studio, c. 1951, silver print on paper, Archives, Fondation Giacometti. Courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation

    Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure
    Through February 12, 2023

    An ensemble of 60 masterpieces highlight Alberto Giacometti’s major achievements of the postwar years. This touring exhibition explores the artist’s creative process and how he came to produce his iconic figures. Tickets include general admission.

  • Calima, Colombia, Pectoral with Face, 200 BC–1300 AD, gold

    Calima, Colombia, Pectoral with Face, 200 BC–1300 AD, gold, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Alfred C. Glassell, Jr.

    Golden Worlds: The Portable Universe of Indigenous Colombia
    Through April 16, 2023

    Showcasing the diversity and brilliance of ancient Colombian cultures, through figurative ceramics, ceremonial and ritual items, feather works, textiles, metal works, and historical documents, Golden Worlds invites visitors into a cultural dialogue that spans both space and time.

  • Philip Guston, The Ladder, 1978, oil on canvas

    Philip Guston, The Ladder, 1978, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of Edward R. Broida. © Estate of Philip Guston, courtesy Hauser & Wirth

    Philip Guston Now
    Through January 16, 2023

    The first retrospective of work by influential artist Philip Guston in nearly two decades features paintings, prints, and drawings—both well-known and rarely seen—from public and private collections.

  • Gordon Parks | Stokely Carmichael, Lowndes County, Alabama, 1966, printed 2022, gelatin silver print

    Gordon Parks, Stokely Carmichael, Lowndes County, Alabama, 1966, printed 2022, gelatin silver print, courtesy of and © The Gordon Parks Foundation.

    Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power
    Through January 16, 2023

    This exhibition of photographs by Gordon Parks centers on five iconic images of controversial young activist Stokely Carmichael from 1967, along with dozens more photographs never before published or exhibited.

  • William Spratling, Pair of Pricket Candlesticks, 1950–67, rosewood and silver

    William Spratling, Pair of Pricket Candlesticks, 1950–67, rosewood and silver, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III.

    Looking South: Collecting the Arts of Mexico
    Through February 26, 2023

    ON VIEW AT RIENZI | Looking South: Collecting the Arts of Mexico features objects and ephemera created in Mexico from the 18th to the mid-20th century.

  • Ernie Barnes, The Sugar Shack, 1976, acrylic on canvas

    Ernie Barnes, The Sugar Shack, 1976, acrylic on canvas, collection of William O. Perkins III and Lara Perkins. © Ernie Barnes Family Trust

    The Sugar Shack
    Through December 31, 2022

    The iconic painting The Sugar Shack, by American artist Ernie Barnes, is on loan to the MFAH and on view in the Kinder Building, the Museum’s home for modern and contemporary art.

  • Unidentified Peruvian Artist, Mater Castissima, 1776, oil on canvas
    Unidentified Peruvian Artist, Mater Castissima, 1776, oil on canvas, collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma.
    Spanish Viceregal Paintings from the Thoma Collection
    Through August 13, 2023

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

  • Connecting Currents: Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    Installation view of Connecting Currents: Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    Connecting Currents: Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Through Summer 2023

    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.