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  • Rembrandt- Four Studies of Male Head
    March 19, 2012 - Drawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection
    Works from one of the finest private collections of Dutch drawings in the world on view at the MFAH April 15–July 8, 2012                                                                                           Houston—March 2012—A selection of works from one of the world’s finest private collections of Dutch drawings will be presented in the Audrey Jones Beck Galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts …
  • Miller- Daggering 2
    March 14, 2012 - 2012 Core Exhibition
    2011-12 Core Program Artists and Critics Present New Work in Highly Anticipated, Annual Exhibition at the Glassell School of Art Opening Reception Friday, March 16, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Glassell School of Art of the MFAH Annual Long Prize to be announced at Glassell Benefit and Auction on Friday, May 11, 2012 Houston—March 2012—The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s acclaimed Core program awards …
  • Palmer- Women aircraft workers finishing transparent bomber noses
    March 5, 2012 - WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath
    Opens Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, in Houston Admission on opening day is free to all visitors, in recognition of Veterans Day; admission remains free to active-duty military and veterans through the run of the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY travels nationally to Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Brooklyn Museum through February 2014 Houston— …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …