Black Art Houston

Black Art Houston

Black Art Houston is a celebration of contemporary Black art throughout the city. Join in an immersive experience featuring exhibitions, open studios, and cultural events across Houston. Discover new perspectives, connect with artists, and explore Houston’s rich tapestry of artistic expression. Presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, this citywide initiative coincides with the opening of the MFAH exhibition Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage.

Events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Sunday, February 18, 2024

On Monday, February 19 there are no events at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Please see the full schedule for other Black Art Houston event locations.

Interactive Map of Black Art Houston Events


See the full schedule of events taking place throughout Houston during Black Art Houston weekend, Saturday through Monday, February 17–19.
Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence

Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence

An Archaeology of Silence showcases Kehinde Wiley’s new, monumental body of work in an exhibition with large-scale paintings and sculptures of men and women in repose. Through his detailed portrayals of Black and Brown individuals, the artist confronts the silence surrounding systemic violence and injustice.

Now on View
Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage

Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage

Multiplicity marks the first major museum exhibition devoted to exploring the complexity of Black identity and experiences in the United States through collage. Works by multiple generations of living artists examine concepts such as cultural hybridity, gender fluidity, historical memory, and notions of beauty and power.

Opens February 18


  • Anderson Center for the Arts
  • Art Is Bond
  • Community Artists’ Collective
  • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
  • Glassell School of Art
  • Holocaust Museum Houston
  • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
  • Houston Museum of African American Culture
  • Houston Public Library - African American History Research Center
  • Project Row Houses
  • Sanman Studios
  • The Free Black Women’s Library HTX
  • The Reading Room
  • The Houston Sun Foundation
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • University Museum at Texas Southern University

“Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence” was organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Major support provided by:

“Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage” was organized by the Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee.

Support for the national exhibition tour is provided by generous grants from the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Generous support is provided by:
Bettie Cartwright
Texas Capital
Jereann and Holland Chaney

JBD Foundation
Lisa and Barron Wallace
 W. Dale
DIR Inc./Drs. Russell H. and Rosalind C. Jackson
Jay Jones and Terry Wayne Jones
Merinda Watkins-Martin and Reginald Martin
Ann and Alton McDowell

“What I Know and When I Knew It” at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from E. A. Michelson Philanthropy.