Christian Marclay: Chewing Gum
On his daily walks through London, Christian Marclay has photographed thousands of blobs of squished chewing gum on city sidewalks—and he has edited those images into Chewing Gum, a lively, humorous stop-motion animation.
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.
Celebrating the illustrious life and career of renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, this exhibition showcases nearly 70 ensembles, displayed along with paintings and decorative arts from the MFAH collections.
New York–based photographer David Levinthal uses staged photographs of toys and other everyday objects to bring viewers face-to-face with themes central to American history, identity, and consciousness. This exhibition provides a rich overview of the artist’s work.
Works on paper from the MFAH collection reveal how feelings about home—so often associated with personalizing interior spaces through ornamentation and decoration—can also be found in the refinement of abstraction. Textures of Place features work by artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Howard Hodgkin, Ellsworth Kelly, Sylvia Mangold, Robert Motherwell, and Louise Nevelson.
A History of Photography is a series of installations that trace the course of photography from its invention to the present day, showcasing important new acquisitions and treasured masterpieces from the MFAH collection.