Current Exhibitions


  • Worcester Porcelain Manufactory, Covered Dessert Tureen and Ladle from the “Bostock” Service, c. 1789–90, soft-paste porcelain

    Worcester Porcelain Manufactory, gilding attributed to Charlotte Hampton, Covered Dessert Tureen and Ladle from the “Bostock” Service, c. 1785–90, soft-paste porcelain, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Rienzi Collection, Museum purchase funded by Mr. and Mrs. Harris Masterson III.

    Hidden Hands: Invisible Workers in Industrial England
    Through January 2, 2022

    ON VIEW AT RIENZI | Hidden Hands explores the large, mostly unseen workforce behind famous names such as Josiah Wedgwood and Worcester Porcelain.

  • 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 August 13, 2023

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

  • Olga de Amaral, Brumas (Mists), 2013, acrylic, gesso, and cotton on wood

    Olga de Amaral, Brumas (Mists), 2013, acrylic, gesso, and cotton on wood, courtesy of the artist. © Olga de Amaral / Photograph © Diego Amaral

    Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock
    July 25–September 19, 2021

    The MFAH is the debut venue for this major touring retrospective spotlighting Colombian artist Olga de Amaral and her prolific, six-decade career.

  • Henri Matisse, View of Antibes, 1925, oil on canvas

    Henri Matisse, View of Antibes, 1925, oil on canvas, Bemberg Collection. © 2021 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York © RMN-Grand Palais / Mathieu Rabeau

    Monet to Matisse: Impressionism to Modernism from the Bemberg Foundation
    June 27–September 19, 2021

    Celebrating the renowned Bemberg Collection of French paintings, drawings, and bronzes, this presentation features works by Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec, among others. Tickets include general admission.

  • Ernesto Neto, SunForceOceanLife (installation view), 2020, crocheted textile and plastic balls

    Ernesto Neto, SunForceOceanLife (installation view), 2020, crocheted textile and plastic balls, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund. © 2020 Ernesto Neto / photograph by Albert Sanchez

    Ernesto Neto: SunForceOceanLife
    Through September 26, 2021

    The Museum’s summer series of grand-scale, immersive exhibitions continues. This major commission by renowned Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto transforms Cullinan Hall into a suspended walkway. Tickets include general admission. The nature of this installation allows for only a limited number of visitors at a time. Advance tickets strongly encouraged.

  • 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 Winter 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.

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

    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 Autumn 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.

  • 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 Spring 2022

    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.

  • 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, 2022

    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.