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March 8, 2023 - “Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Pearlman Foundation” Opens May 21 at the MFAH
The exhibition presents signature paintings and sculptures by Cezanne, Degas, Van Gogh, Manet, Modigliani, Toulouse-Lautrec, and others from the renowned Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection.
March 8, 2023 - “Woven Wonders: Indian Textiles from the Parpia Collection” to Be Presented at the MFAH This Summer
A selection from the collection of Banoo and Jeevak Parpia, one of the most significant private collections of Indian textiles outside of India, conveys the preeminence of textile arts produced in India over 600 years.
February 13, 2023 - The Immersive Installations of “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish” Return to the MFAH, beginning in March 2023
The MFAH continues its ongoing series of grand-scale, immersive presentations with Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish. This special exhibition brings together two experiential works from the MFAH collection that transform the Museum’s central Cullinan Hall.
January 4, 2023 - Zen Buddhist Japanese Paintings from the Renowned Gitter-Yelen Collection on View at the MFAH beginning February 19
The exhibition None Whatsoever draws from one of the world’s finest collections of Zen painting, as well as the distinguished MFAH collection of modern and contemporary art.
December 15, 2022 - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Presents “Portrait of Courage: Gentileschi, Wiley, and the Story of Judith” in January 2023
Two paintings depicting the Old Testament story of Judith slaying Holofernes—one by 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi and the other by contemporary American artist Kehinde Wiley—continue their national tour at the MFAH.
July 28, 2022 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Presents “Golden Worlds: The Portable Universe of Indigenous Colombia” in November
Golden Worlds: The Portable Universe of Indigenous Colombia, a groundbreaking exhibition showcasing the diversity and brilliance of ancient Colombian cultures, reframes how we approach ancient Colombian art and invites visitors into a cultural dialogue that spans both space and time.
July 28, 2022 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Presents “Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure” in November
Alberto Giacometti: Toward the Ultimate Figure, an ensemble of 60 masterpieces, highlights the artist’s major achievements of the postwar years and explores his creative process to illuminate how he came to produce his iconic figures.
July 28, 2022 - “Philip Guston Now,” First Retrospective in Nearly 20 Years of Influential Artist’s Work, Arrives at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in October
Across 50 years, Philip Guston continually explored varying means of representation, ranging from figuration to abstraction and back again, as he never stopped questioning the place of the artist in society at large. Philip Guston Now is the first retrospective of the artist’s work assembled in nearly two decades.
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.