Community Celebrations

Black Man Project + Black Woman Project

The Black Man Project and Black Woman Project present monthly group therapy sessions at the MFAH for adults and youth in conjunction with the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence


CreatiVets | Healing the Wounds of War through the Arts

The Glassell School of Art has partnered with the national nonprofit CreatiVets to teach local veterans how to use art as a process for healing.




New Beginnings Spring Festival

Catch moments from the festival on opening day of the New Galleries for Art of the Islamic Worlds. Sounds and flavors from across the Middle East and Asia celebrate Nowruz, the renewal of spring, with music, dancing, poetry, art activities, and local vendors. 




The Legacy of Artist John Biggers

As the centennial birthday of the late John Biggers approaches in 2024, the MFAH celebrates his legacy. These videos present a conversation with artists he inspired, and a look at the mural he was commissioned to paint depicting Black longshoremen of Houston.



Sunday Best | “The Obama Portraits Tour”

Celebrating The Obama Portraits Tour

See highlights from Sunday Best, an opening-day festival for The Obama Portraits Tour celebrating families, communities, creativity, wellness, passion, and fashion.



I Too, We Two!

The MFAH and the Ensemble Theatre Celebrate Black History Month 2021

Virtual experiences—dance, music, spoken-word performances, interviews, and more—pay homage to the African American artists whose work is on view in the Museum’s Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. The title “I Too, We Two!” acknowledges the collaborative spirit between the Ensemble Theatre and the MFAH and also references the Ensemble Theatre’s virtual production I, Too, Am America.



Quilts: A Mosaic of Art and Community

The MFAH and the Community Artists’ Collective Celebrate Black History Month 2022

Meet the Jubilee Quilt Circle, created in the 1990s to preserve the legacy of African American quilting while encouraging personal growth opportunities and experiences in Houston. In this two-part video series, hear from Jubilee members and learn about the intrinsic community spirit embedded in the art of quilt-making.



My Journey with Flamenco

The MFAH and Solero Flamenco Celebrate Glory of Spain

See the varied styles of flamenco, a form of Spanish song and dance based on the music traditions of southern Spain from the 9th to 14th centuries. These videos feature Ana María Barceló and the founders of Houston flamenco performance company Solero Flamenco: Jeremías García and Irma La Paloma. The exhibition Glory of Spain: Treasures from the Hispanic Society Museum & Library provides the inspiration.