Current Exhibitions


  • Leandro Erlich, Bâtiment, 2004

    Installation view at MFAH: Leandro Erlich, Bâtiment, 2004, Nuit Blanche, Paris, France. © Leandro Erlich Studio

    Leandro Erlich: Seeing Is Not Believing
    Through September 5, 2022

    Two room-size, immersive environments highlight this exhibition spanning the career of Conceptual artist Leandro Erlich, whose psychological subversion of everyday spaces challenges your perception of reality. Tickets include general admission.

  • 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.

  • M.C. Escher, Bond of Union, 1956, lithograph

    M.C. Escher, Bond of Union, April 1956, lithograph, collection of Michael S. Sachs. © The M.C. Escher Company, The Netherlands. All rights reserved.

    Virtual Realities: The Art of M.C. Escher from the Michael S. Sachs Collection
    Through September 5, 2022

    The largest and most comprehensive exhibition of works by M.C. Escher ever presented features more than 300 works on paper and more than 100 of the artist’s carved wood blocks, constructed objects, and working tools. Tickets include general admission.

  • Gabriela Giron, Flying Baby, 2021, inkjet print

    Gabriela Giron, Flying Baby, 2021, inkjet print. © Gabriela Giron, DeBakey High School for Health Professions

    Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography
    Through Spring 2023

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

  • 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.

  • Unidentified Peruvian Artist, Mater Castissima, 1776, oil on canvas
    Unidentified Peruvian Artist, Mater Castissima, 1776, oil on canvas, collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma.
    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.

  • Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, 1956–62, oil on Masonite

    COLOR INTO LIGHT | Josef Albers, Homage to the Square, 1956–62, oil on Masonite, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Anni Albers and the Josef Albers Foundation, Inc. © 2020 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    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.