November 2, 2023 - MFAH Establishes a Gallery for Judaica, Opening December 3, 2023
The new space allows for a permanent presence at the Museum for works of art made for Jewish communities around the world to fulfill the practice of their faith. More than two dozen objects will be displayed in the inaugural installation, primarily from a group of recent acquisitions that have launched this new collecting initiative.
November 2, 2023 - “Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism” Opens at the MFAH February 25, 2024
Over nine intense weeks in the summer of 1905, Henri Matisse and André Derain embarked on a creative partnership that would change the course of French painting. Vertigo of Color: Matisse, Derain, and the Origins of Fauvism will present, for the first time in the United States, the legacy of that legendary summer through paintings, drawings, and watercolors.
November 2, 2023 - MFAH Presents “Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage” in February 2024
The first major museum exhibition devoted to this rich yet understudied subject, Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage features some 80 collage and collage-informed works. The presentation explores the breadth and complexity of Black identity and experiences in the United States.
September 7, 2023 - “Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence” Tours to the MFAH in November
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will present Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence, the artist’s new, monumental body of work created against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and the global rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
August 9, 2023 - On View This Fall at the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building: Simone Leigh’s Iconic “Satellite,” Newly Completed for the MFAH; New Modern and Contemporary Exhibitions
Simone Leigh’s towering, 24-foot-high Satellite (2022) will be installed in front of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for modern and contemporary art in October. In addition, a suite of three thematic exhibitions drawn from the MFAH collections of modern and contemporary art will be on view beginning September 2.
June 21, 2023 - “Rembrandt to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the Armand Hammer Collection” Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in October
Paintings and works on paper from the renowned collection of the Hammer Museum tour to the MFAH. Major works of art from across four centuries reflect the collecting interests of the L.A. museum’s founder, collector Armand Hammer, through outstanding examples of European art plus important works by American artists.
May 10, 2023 - Landmark Exhibition “William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows” Travels to the MFAH, Surveying the Celebrated South African Artist’s Work
The acclaimed exhibition William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows features more than 80 works touching on every aspect of William Kentridge’s wide-ranging investigations in the visual arts, film, and theater.
April 19, 2023 - “Robert Frank and Todd Webb: Across America, 1955” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in October
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, simultaneous U.S. survey projects by two photographers: Robert Frank and Todd Webb.
April 17, 2023 - Director Bonnie Campbell to Retire from Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens in September 2023
Bonnie Campbell, who has headed Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens since 2004, will retire as of September 30.
March 8, 2023 - “Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Pearlman Foundation” Opens May 21 at the MFAH
The exhibition presents signature paintings and sculptures by Cezanne, Degas, Van Gogh, Manet, Modigliani, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others from the renowned Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection.