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  • 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— …
  • Weiner- May Day, NYC
    June 19, 2012 - Public Dress
    On View June 20–October 8, 2012 OverviewMany 20th-century photographers have relied on clothing to help craft a social narrative, and this selection of photographs from the MFAH collection presents a sampling of themes that highlight the relationship between photography and everyday dress. The photographs of Ishimoto Yasuhiro and Zig Jackson emphasize a decisive moment for both the …
  • Phyfe and Son- Grecian Bedstead
    March 21, 2012 - Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York
    AMERICAN CABINETMAKER DUNCAN PHYFE CELEBRATED IN RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION AT THE MFAH, JUNE 24–SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 HoustonMarch 2012Renowned in his lifetime for his elegant designs and superior craftsmanship, Duncan Phyfe (1770–1854) remains to this day America’s most famous cabinetmaker. Opening June 24 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Duncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York—the first …
  • 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 …