The galleries of the MFAH main campus, Rienzi & Bayou Bend are open on a new schedule. Advance timed tickets are recommended. We welcome all visitors at any time. Learn more & get tickets 

Current Exhibitions

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

    Unknown 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.

  • Steven Holl: Making Architecture (poster)
    Steven Holl: Making Architecture
    Through February 14, 2021

    Steven Holl: Making Architecture reveals Steven Holl’s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture through 17 recent projects, among them the campus redevelopment master plan for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

  • Cecilia Vicuña | Eman si pasión (Emancipation/Participation)

    Cecilia Vicuña, Eman si pasión (Emancipation/Participation), 1974/2016, silkscreen on paper, edition of 10, courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuña

    Rewrite the World
    Through February 14, 2021

    Rewrite the World highlights artists who make the revelation of historical and structural injustices a cornerstone of their practices. 

  • 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 and around the world. This exhibition tells the story through the lens of the exceptional Hossein Afshar Collection of Persian ceramics, on long-term loan to the MFAH.

  • 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.

  • Eye on Houston 2020 | Nevaeh Richardson - Do It Like This

    Nevaeh Richardson, Do It Like This, 2019, inkjet print. © Nevaeh Richardson, Jack Yates High School

    Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography
    Through February 28, 2021

    The annual Eye on Houston exhibition invites area high school students to document and celebrate the diversity of neighborhoods throughout the city. This year’s presentation showcases 100 photographs by students from 11 Houston ISD schools. 

  • 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.