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June 22, 2022 - The MFAH Appoints Paul Coffey Director of the Glassell School of Art
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.
June 6, 2022 - Reinstallation of MFAH Galleries for European Art
A major new reinstallation of 11 galleries for European art spans the Middle Ages through the 18th century, with art from northern and southern Europe as well as Central and South America. The interdisciplinary presentation features paintings, tapestries, sculpture, liturgical objects, and antiquities.
May 19, 2022 - “Gordon Parks: Stokely Carmichael and Black Power” Opens in October at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
On view only at the MFAH, this exhibition of photographs by Gordon Parks centers on five iconic images of controversial young activist Stokely Carmichael from 1967, along with dozens more photographs never before published or exhibited.
May 6, 2022 - MFAH Statement: “The Marketplace at Pirna,” c. 1764, Bernardo Bellotto
MFAH Statement: “The Marketplace at Pirna,” c. 1764, Bernardo Bellotto
March 11, 2022 - Rediscovered Diego Rivera Painting Acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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.