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.
March 8, 2023 - “Woven Wonders: Indian Textiles from the Parpia Collection” to Be Presented at the MFAH This Summer
A selection from the collection of Banoo and Jeevak Parpia, one of the most significant private collections of Indian textiles outside of India, conveys the preeminence of textile arts produced in India over 600 years.
February 13, 2023 - The Immersive Installations of “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish” Return to the MFAH, beginning in March 2023
The MFAH continues its ongoing series of grand-scale, immersive presentations with Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish. This special exhibition brings together two experiential works from the MFAH collection that transform the Museum’s central Cullinan Hall.
January 23, 2023 - MFAH Opens New Galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds on March 5
Building upon a historic, decade-long collaboration with the renowned al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will mark the 10th anniversary of that initiative by opening new, permanent galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds on March 5, 2023. These new galleries have been endowed by collector Hossein Afshar.