Gallery Highlights


  • 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
    Ongoing

    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.

  • Yayoi Kusama, Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, 2009, wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic paint, and LED

    Yayoi Kusama, Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity, 2009, wood, metal, glass mirrors, plastic, acrylic paint, and LED, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund. © Yayoi Kusama

    Yayoi Kusama “Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity”
    Ongoing

    In Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity—one of Yayoi Kusama’s signature Infinity Rooms—a delicate, shimmering mirage unfolds as lights ignite and disappear.

  • Unidentified Peruvian Artist, Mater Castissima, 1776, oil on canvas
    Unidentified Peruvian Artist, Mater Castissima, 1776, oil on canvas, collection of Carl & Marilynn Thoma.
    Spanish Viceregal Paintings from the Thoma Collection
    Ongoing

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

  • Installation view of Contested Landscapes.

    Installation view of Contested Landscapes.

    Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Ongoing

    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, with installations of art from the 1960s onward.

  • Iran, Ewer, 1607–08, brass; cast, engraved, and inlaid with black compound

    Iran, Ewer, 1607–08, brass; cast, engraved, and inlaid with black compound, the Hossein Afshar Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

    New Galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds
    Ongoing

    The galleries for art of the Islamic worlds showcase the full extent of the MFAH holdings in Islamic art, enhanced by a significant selection of Persian masterworks on extended loan from the distinguished collection of Hossein Afshar.