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  • Monir Farmanfarmaian Installation in Cullinan Hall
    December 6, 2012 - Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Convertibles and Polygons
    On View November 21, 2012–January 27, 2013 Overview The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, honors one of Iran’s foremost contemporary artists with a special installation: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian: Convertibles and Polygons.Farmanfarmaian’s mirrored mosaics represent a tradition that stretches back to 16th-century Iran. The installation is part of the museum’s larger program of global …
  • Farocki- In Comparison C
    November 30, 2012 - Harun Farocki: Art/Work and the Invisible Hand
    On View December 14, 2012–February 24, 2013 Overview Harun Farocki: Art/Work and the Invisible Handexplores the impact of automation on various forms of human interaction—work, culture, war—in the art of Harun Farocki. The exhibition consists of a video installation (a two-channel video and a single-channel video) that investigates the implications of the increasing autonomy of machines. …
  • Gibbs- Arlington [Second Small]
    November 5, 2012 - Ewan Gibbs: Arlington National Cemetery
    On View November 11, 2012–February 10, 2013 OverviewThis exhibition of drawings and photographs opens on Veterans Day and recognizes the impact of a visit to Arlington National Cemetery. British artist Ewan Gibbs (born 1973) trained his expert eye on the iconic site to create a series of 16 drawings based on photographs taken during previous visits. The exhibition also presents 36 …
  • al Sabah- Tile
    November 2, 2012 - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Opens “Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait”

    The privately held al-Sabah Collection, one of the greatest collections of Islamic art in the world, will place some 60 objects on long-term loan in a dedicated gallery at the MFAH.

  • Nachtwey- He bathes the feet of an AIDS patient from the series Father Mike
    October 8, 2012 - W. Eugene Smith and James Nachtwey
    On View October 14, 2012–January 1, 2013 OverviewW. Eugene Smith and James Nachtwey are known for making some of the most powerful photographs in the history of journalism. Born 30 years apart, each pushed the boundaries of their profession in substantial ways that reflect different eras of magazine publishing: Smith the heyday of printed picture magazines and Nachtwey the burgeoning digital …
  • Henry Ossawa Tanner- The Resurrection of Lazarus
    September 28, 2012 - MFAH Presents the Portraits, Landscapes and Biblical Paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner
    Traveling retrospective has spurred renewed appreciation of Tanner’s career Houston—September 2012—A major exhibition of the work of African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937) concludes its national tour at the MFAH. The son of a former slave, Tanner trained in Philadelphia under Thomas Eakins and went on to achieve international success. On view from October 21, 2012, through January …
  • Romney- Elizabeth, Lady Blunt
    September 19, 2012 - Rienzi Presents Society Portraits and Innovative Drawings by Leading 18th-Century British Artist George Romney
    Visions of Fancy: George Romney, 18th-Century Paintings and Drawings
    Exhibition opens October 14 at MFAH house museum for European decorative arts
    Houston—September 2012—George Romney was one of the leading artists of late-18th-century England. He worked among an elite circle of British painters, including Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds, whose patrons comprised London’s fashionable …
  • Alpuy- Construcción con Hombre Rojo
    September 12, 2012 - MFAH Presents Latin American Constructive Art from Its Renowned Collection, on View Beginning September 15
    Houston—September 2012—Constructed Dialogues: Concrete, Geometric, and Kinetic Art from the Latin American Art Collectionshowcases some 60 paintings and sculptures dating from the 1930s to the present day from the renowned MFAH collection of Latin American art. Over the last decade, the MFAH has developed one of the strongest collections in the world of Latin American Constructivism, including …
  • Titian- Christ Carrying the Cross
    August 2, 2012 - Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado
    Spain’s Cultural Treasures on Exclusive U.S. Tour from the Prado, Madrid, to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Beginning December 16, 2012 Exhibition presents royal and religious paintings from four centuries Underwritten by BBVA Compass Houston—September 2012—The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has announced that more than 100 masterworks from one of the world’s most renowned collections of European …
  • American Made Banner
    July 2, 2012 - American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    "American Made: 250 Years of American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston" Presents a Revelatory Look at the MFAH Collections of American Art for the First Time in History From Revere, Copley, Audubon and Cassatt to O’Keeffe, Steichen, Pollock and Noguchi: A rare chance for visitors to experience the full range of the museum’s collections, including highlights from Bayou Bend and Rienzi Houston— …