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January 23, 2023 - MFAH Opens 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.
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.
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 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.
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.