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Current Exhibitions


  • Possibly Indian or Spanish, Earrings from a Parure, c. 1780–1820, emeralds, diamonds, and yellow gold with silver overlay

    Portuguese, Earrings from a Parure, c. 1780–1820, emeralds, diamonds, and yellow gold with silver overlay, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III.

    Materials of Empire: Colonial Narratives 1700–1860
    Through July 31, 2022

    ON VIEW AT RIENZI | Materials of Empire features objects that shed light on the links between Europe, Africa, the Americas, and India that began in the 18th and 19th centuries.

  • William Kentridge, City Deep, 2020, HD video with stereo audio

    William Kentridge, City Deep, 2020, HD video with stereo audio, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, purchased jointly by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with funds from the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund, and by the National Gallery of Art. © William Kentridge

    William Kentridge: City Deep
    Through February 13, 2022

    As a mining magnate wanders through the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the paintings gradually transform to reveal his troubled memories. 

  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dance at Bougival, 1883, oil on canvas

    Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Dance at Bougival, 1883, oil on canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Picture Fund. © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston / All Rights Reserved

    Incomparable Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Through March 27, 2022

    The MFAH is the only U.S. venue for this rare loan exhibition of the renowned Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Tickets include general admission.

  • Calder-Picasso
    Calder-Picasso
    Through January 30, 2022

    The art of Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso comes together in this exhibition that features paintings, sculptures, mobiles, and works on paper spanning the artists’ careers. Tickets include general admission.

  • Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage, 1936, oil on canvas

    Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage, 1936, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Corcoran Collection (museum purchase and partial gift from Thurlow Evans Tibbs, Jr., the Evans‐Tibbs Collection). © 2021 Heirs of Aaron Douglas / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

    Afro-Atlantic Histories
    October 24, 2021–January 17, 2022

    ″Afro-Atlantic Histories explores the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade through works of art and documents made in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe from the 17th to 21st century.

  • Georgia O’Keeffe, Jimson Weed (Datura stramonium), 1964–68, black-and-white Polaroid

    Georgia O’Keeffe, Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium), 1964–68, black-and-white Polaroid, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

    Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer
    October 17, 2021–January 17, 2022

    Georgia O’Keeffe became famous for her paintings, yet her lifelong connection to photography has not been explored in depth until now—in the first exhibition devoted to her work as a photographer. 

  • German, Saints Margaret and Elizabeth Presenting a Female Donor, c. 1525–30, glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain

    German, Saints Margaret and Elizabeth Presenting a Female Donor, c. 1525–30, glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund.

    New Light on Old Masters: European Art from Houston Collections, 1300–1700
    Through February 6, 2022

    Masterpieces from the MFAH collections and from private collectors present a diversity of objects, encompassing the richness of European art and shedding new light on Old Masters.

  • Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection

    Installation view of Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection.

    Spanish Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection
    Through August 13, 2023

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

  • 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 February 17, 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.

  • Andrée Fauré, Vase, c. 1925, enamel, copper, and gold foil

    Andrée Fauré, Vase, c. 1925, enamel, copper, and gold foil, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Museum Collectors.

    Fire/Works: Enamel Art through the Centuries
    Through April 10, 2022

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