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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.
October 26, 2021 - The MFAH Has Appointed Anita Bateman as Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
Dr. Bateman’s role encompasses exhibitions, acquisitions, and the display of the permanent collection, with a special focus on work by African American artists and on defining and expanding long-term collection goals.
September 21, 2021 - Rare Loan Exhibition Brings to Houston the Renowned Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in November
For the first time, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is lending some 100 of the most significant paintings and works on paper from its renowned Impressionist collection for an exhibition that will open November 14 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, its only American venue.
August 18, 2021 - Critically Acclaimed “Afro-Atlantic Histories” Will Open at MFAH October 24
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will debut the U.S. tour of Afro-Atlantic Histories, an unprecedented exhibition that visually explores the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.
July 21, 2021 - “Calder-Picasso” opens in October 2021 at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The international touring exhibition Calder-Picasso presents a fascinating encounter between Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, seminal figures of 20th-century art. The exhibition explores the artists’ affinities, integrating Calder’s paintings, drawings, and revolutionary mobiles and stabiles with Picasso’s radically inventive work in all media.