The galleries of the MFAH main campus, Rienzi & Bayou Bend are open on a new schedule. Advance timed tickets are recommended. We welcome all visitors at any time. Learn more & get tickets 

Upcoming Exhibitions


  • DRIFT, Flylight (Basel), 2015, mixed media

    DRIFT, Flylight (Basel), 2015, hand-blown glass, wire, electronics, anodized aluminum, and LEDs. © 2020 DRIFT

    Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting
    February 21–May 16, 2021

    Electrifying Design examines lighting as transforming force in daily life and artistic expression over the past 100 years.

  • David Hockney, Under the Trees, Bigger

    David Hockney, Under the Trees, Bigger, 2010–11, oil on 20 canvases, David Hockney Inc. © David Hockney / photo: Richard Schmidt

    Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature
    February 21–June 20, 2021

    Two visionary artists, separated in time and space, are united by a shared fascination with nature. See the work of David Hockney and Vincent van Gogh side by side in Hockney-Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature.

  • John Singer Sargent, Madame Ramón Subercaseaux, 1880, oil on canvas, private collection.

    John Singer Sargent, Madame Ramón Subercaseaux, 1880, oil on canvas, private collection.

    Three Centuries of American Art: Masterpieces from the Fayez S. Sarofim Collection
    June 27–September 6, 2021

    This exhibition highlights more than 200 works by artists including Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and John Singer Sargent.

  • Claude Monet, Boats on the Beach at Etretat, 1883 oil on canvas

    Claude Monet, Boats on the Beach at Étretat, 1883, oil on canvas, the Bemberg Foundation. © Fondation Bemberg and RMN

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

    Impressionism to Modernism celebrates the renowned Bemberg Collection of paintings, drawings, and bronzes. Among the artists represented are Cézanne, Degas, Matisse, Monet, Morisot, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec.