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  • Folding Screen with Equestrian Archery Drill
    March 2, 2012 - Unrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art
    Extraordinary Collection of Japanese Masterworks Presented in Landmark Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 2012 Houston—March 2012—Collectors Kimiko and John Powers began buying Japanese artwork in the 1960s. Over the next four decades they amassed 300 objects, building one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Japanese art outside of Japan. This summer, the Museum …
  • Bow- Sphinxes
    February 16, 2012 - "Egyptomania" Reveals the West's Enduring Romance with Egypt and Its Dramatic Influence on Decorative Arts
    Egyptomania Reveals the West’s Enduring Romance with Egypt and its Dramatic Influence on Decorative Arts  Houston—February 2012—An exhibition opening at the MFAH March 18, Egyptomania, explores the Egyptian Revivals of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries through some 40 objects, including photographs, Georgian garden sphinxes, 19th-century “Aegyptian” furniture and Art Deco perfume bottles with …
  • Bayer- Muscles
    January 19, 2012 - Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage
    Utopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage on View at the MFAH as Part of FotoFest 2012 in March Exhibition explores 150 years of artists creating collage and montage to illuminate “alternative realities” through photography Houston—January 2012—Nearly ever since photography’s invention early in the 19th century, artists have utilized the medium to experiment with …
  • van Aelst- Still Life with Fish Bread and a Nautilus Cup
    January 3, 2012 - Elegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst
    First-Ever Exhibition Devoted to 17th-Century Dutch Painter Willem van Aelst Premieres at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 2012 and Travels to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Unprecedented Exhibition Reveals Painting Newly Attributed to Van Aelst Houston—January 2012—The first-ever monographic exhibition of Dutch still-life painter Willem van Aelst (1627–1683) premieres at the …
  • Xuan-Zangs Travel to India
    December 27, 2011 - Elegant Perfection: Masterpieces of Courtly and Religious Art from the Tokyo National Museum
    New Arts of Japan Gallery Opens February 19, 2012, Culminating Five-Year Initiative to Expand Presentation of Asian Art at MFAH Two-Phased Opening Includes Eight-Week Installation of National Treasures, a Special Exhibition from the Tokyo National Museum and April 2012 Installation of MFAH Permanent Collection Objects Houston—November 2011—The new, permanent Arts of Japan Gallery at the Museum of …
  • Fischl Year of the Drowned Dog
    December 19, 2011 - Highlights of the Peter Blum Edition Archive
    Peter Blum Edition Archive Highlights on View at the MFAH December 23, 2011–February 20, 2012 Exhibition Showcases Printmaking by Contemporary Artists Eric Fischl, Alex Katz, Barbara Kruger, Sherrie Levine, Brice Marden, and David Rabinowitch and Terry Winters Houston—December 2011— Highlights of the Peter Blum Edition Archive, opening at the MFAH December 23, 2011, will present a focused selection …
  • Buckingham- Celeritas
    December 12, 2011 - Matthew Buckingham “Where Will We Live?”
    New York-Based Artist Matthew Buckingham Shows at Glassell School of Art Beginning December 16 Lecture Thursday, December 15 and Opening Reception Friday, December 16 Houston—November 2011—New York-based artist Mathew Buckingham’s extraordinary, conceptually driven work has never before been presented in Houston and will debut in a Core Exhibition Program exhibition at the Glassell School of Art …
  • Romney- Emma Hart as “The Spinstress”
    December 9, 2011 - Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London
    Four-Venue National Tour Begins June 3, 2012, at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston—June 2012—On June 3, 2012, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will debut the exhibition Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, whose four-venue national tour was announced by the American Federation of Arts in New York. An exhibition of 48 masterpieces, this will be the first …
  • Richard Misrach, Desert Fire 249, 1985, chromogenic print
    May 9, 2011 - Beauty, Humor, and Social Justice: Gifts from Joan Morgenstern

    This exhibition showcases some 50 photographs out of more than 1,000 images given to the MFAH from the preeminent collection of Houston collector and philanthropist Joan Morgenstern. 

  • Titian Exhibitions 3
    March 11, 2011 - Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting
    Masterworks of the Venetian Renaissance Presented at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in May 2011 Exceptional exhibition with the National Galleries of Scotland brings two of Titian’s greatest paintings to the U.S. public; 25 works in total showcase the genius and splendor of Renaissance Venice  Houston—February 2011—Beginning May 22, 2011, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in conjunction with the …