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Upcoming Exhibitions


  • Dawoud Bey, A Girl with a Knife Nosepin, Brooklyn, NY, 1990, inkjet print

    Dawoud Bey, A Girl with a Knife Nosepin, Brooklyn, NY, 1990, inkjet print (printed 2019), collection of the artist, courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York; Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago; and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco. © Dawoud Bey

    Dawoud Bey: An American Project
    March 6–May 30, 2022

    This major retrospective of preeminent photographer Dawoud Bey, the first in 25 years, ranges from his earliest street portraits to his most recent work.

  • M.C. Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere, January 1935, lithograph

    M.C. Escher, Hand with Reflecting Sphere, January 1935, lithograph, collection of Michael S. Sachs. © The M.C. Escher Company B.V., Baarn, the Netherlands / Used by permission. All rights reserved.

    Virtual Realities: The Art of M.C. Escher from the Michael S. Sachs Collection
    March 13–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.

  • Shahzia Sikander, Pleasure Pillars, 2001, vegetable color, dry pigment, and watercolor on tea-stained wasli paper

    Shahzia Sikander, Pleasure Pillars, 2001, vegetable color, dry pigment, and watercolor on tea-stained wasli paper, collection of Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee. © 2021 Shahzia Sikander / Courtesy of the artist; Sean Kelly, New York; and Pilar Corrias, London

    Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities
    March 20–June 5, 2022

    Paintings, drawings, and video animations show how Shahzia Sikander explores contemporary issues by transforming and subverting South and Central Asian illustrated manuscript painting.

  • The Obama Portraits Tour
    The Obama Portraits Tour
    April 3–May 30, 2022

    The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tour, featuring the official portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, comes to Houston.