January 23, 2023 - MFAH Will Open 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.
January 4, 2023 - Zen Buddhist Japanese Paintings from the Renowned Gitter-Yelen Collection on View at the MFAH beginning February 19
The exhibition None Whatsoever draws from one of the world’s finest collections of Zen painting, as well as the distinguished MFAH collection of modern and contemporary art.
December 15, 2022 - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Presents “Portrait of Courage: Gentileschi, Wiley, and the Story of Judith” in January 2023
Two paintings depicting the Old Testament story of Judith slaying Holofernes—one by 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi and the other by contemporary American artist Kehinde Wiley—continue their national tour at the MFAH.
November 21, 2022 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Announces Partnership with the Sarofim Foundation
Masterworks from the distinguished collection of the late Houston philanthropist Fayez S. Sarofim will be placed on extended loan to the MFAH beginning in early 2023, in a collaboration between the museum and the Sarofim Foundation.
July 28, 2022 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Presents “Golden Worlds: The Portable Universe of Indigenous Colombia” in November
Golden Worlds: The Portable Universe of Indigenous Colombia, a groundbreaking exhibition showcasing the diversity and brilliance of ancient Colombian cultures, reframes how we approach ancient Colombian art and invites visitors into a cultural dialogue that spans both space and time.
July 28, 2022 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Presents “Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure” in November
Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure, an ensemble of 60 masterpieces, highlights the artist’s major achievements of the postwar years and explores his creative process to illuminate how he came to produce his iconic figures.
July 28, 2022 - “Philip Guston Now,” First Retrospective in Nearly 20 Years of Influential Artist’s Work, Arrives at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in October
Across 50 years, Philip Guston continually explored varying means of representation, ranging from figuration to abstraction and back again, as he never stopped questioning the place of the artist in society at large. Philip Guston Now is the first retrospective of the artist’s work assembled in nearly two decades.
Paul Coffey, vice provost and dean of community engagement at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has been named director of the Glassell School of Art at the MFAH. He joins the MFAH on July 18, succeeding retiring director Joseph Havel.
June 13, 2022 - Ernie Barnes’s “The Sugar Shack” Goes on View at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 15
Houston collector Bill Perkins, who acquired the iconic 1976 painting The Sugar Shack at auction last month, has placed the work with the MFAH through December.
June 8, 2022 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and The Jewish Museum, New York, Announce New Judaica Initiative
The MFAH and The Jewish Museum, New York, announce a partnership to establish an ongoing presence for Judaica in Houston, beginning in July 2022 with the MFAH exhibition Beauty and Ritual: Judaica from The Jewish Museum, New York.