The MFAH has acquired a major, rediscovered painting by the great Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. La Bordadora (The Embroiderer) has not previously been on public view.
March 3, 2022 - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Presents the Work of Argentine Conceptual Artist Leandro Erlich in June 2022
The MFAH presents two of Leandro Erlich’s most iconic installations in the exhibition Leandro Erlich: Seeing Is Not Believing. These immersive environments and a selection of additional works span the career of this acclaimed Argentine artist.
February 24, 2022 - MFAH Names Toni Wood as Head of Marketing and Sales
Toni Wood will be responsible for managing MFAH marketing functions, leading the museum’s brand, advertising, and digital- and social-media strategies, while supporting overall sales, membership, and audience-building initiatives.
February 9, 2022 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to Create New Galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds, Slated to Open in Early 2023
New galleries devoted to art from historic Islamic lands open in early 2023, more than doubling the Museum’s current gallery space to comprise one of the largest permanent displays for Islamic art in the United States.
February 4, 2022 - The MFAH Has Appointed Elizabeth Essner the Windgate Foundation Associate Curator of Craft
Elizabeth Essner will work with Cindi Strauss, the Sara and Bill Morgan Curator, to expand MFAH collections, exhibitions, and programs in the area of international craft.
December 17, 2021 - MFAH Presents “Virtual Realities: The Art of M.C. Escher from the Michael S. Sachs Collection” in March 2022
The largest and most comprehensive exhibition of works by M.C. Escher ever held, this exhibition will include more than 400 prints, drawings, watercolors, printed fabrics, constructed objects, wood and linoleum blocks, lithographic stones, sketchbooks, and the artist’s working tools.
December 17, 2021 - “Dawoud Bey: An American Project” Travels to the MFAH in March 2022
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will host this major retrospective of influential photographer Dawoud Bey. The exhibition spans the breadth of Bey’s career, from his earliest street portraits to his most recent historical explorations.
December 17, 2021 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Presents “Shahzia Sikander: Extraordinary Realities” in Spring 2022
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will be the final stop for some 60 paintings, drawings, and video animations examining the prolific first 15 years of Shahzia Sikander’s career.
December 17, 2021 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Presents “The Obama Portraits Tour” Spring 2022
This spring, the MFAH will host the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tour of portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald.
November 9, 2021 - Sculptor Joseph Havel to Retire as Director, the Glassell School of Art
Joseph Havel will retire as director of the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, effective June 30, 2022. Havel will return full-time to his studio, following 30 years as head of the Museum’s renowned art school.