September 7, 2023 - “Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence” Tours to the MFAH in November
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will present Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence, the artist’s new, monumental body of work created against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and the global rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
August 9, 2023 - On View This Fall at the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building: Simone Leigh’s Iconic “Satellite,” Newly Completed for the MFAH; New Modern and Contemporary Exhibitions
Simone Leigh’s towering, 24-foot-high Satellite (2022) will be installed in front of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for modern and contemporary art in October. In addition, a suite of three thematic exhibitions drawn from the MFAH collections of modern and contemporary art will be on view beginning September 2.
June 21, 2023 - “Rembrandt to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the Armand Hammer Collection” Opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in October
Paintings and works on paper from the renowned collection of the Hammer Museum tour to the MFAH. Major works of art from across four centuries reflect the collecting interests of the L.A. museum’s founder, collector Armand Hammer, through outstanding examples of European art plus important works by American artists.
May 10, 2023 - Landmark Exhibition “William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows” Travels to the MFAH, Surveying the Celebrated South African Artist’s Work
The acclaimed exhibition William Kentridge: In Praise of Shadows features more than 80 works touching on every aspect of William Kentridge’s wide-ranging investigations in the visual arts, film, and theater.
April 19, 2023 - “Robert Frank and Todd Webb: Across America, 1955” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in October
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, simultaneous U.S. survey projects by two photographers: Robert Frank and Todd Webb.
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.