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MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Public Institution
MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Bissonnet Houston
Houston, TX 77005
USA
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to top Institution's artists also shown at:
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  MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, USA 386 95
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  Leo Castelli Gallery, USA 225 22
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  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA 138 78



 
 Public exhibitions   2
26.10. - 01.02. (still more than 1 month)
  Solo showMonet and the Seine: Impressions of a River

04.05. - 04.01. (still more than 2 weeks)
  Group showEurope 1900–1975: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
 
Profile
Foundation year: 1924
Director(s): Peter C. Marzio (Director)
 
 Artists
Ansel Adams  1902-1984, US
Vasco Aráujo  1975, PT
Ben Aronson  1958, US
John James Audubon  1785-1851, US
Jo Baer  1929, US
John Baldessari  1931, US
William Baziotes  1912-1963, US
Jacques Bellange  1575-1616, FR
Charif Benhelima  1967, BE
Lou Bernstein  1911-2005, US
Jayne Hinds Bidaut  1965, US
John Biggers  1924-2001, US
Oliver Boberg  1965, DE
Pierre Bonnard  1867-1947, FR
Sandro Botticelli  1445-1510, IT
William Adolphe Bouguereau  1825-1905, FR
Louise Bourgeois  1911-2010, FR
Constantin Brancusi  1876-1957, RO
Brassaï  1899-1984, RO
Frank Breuer  1963, DE
James Brooks  1906-1992, US
Pieter Brueghel the Younger  1564-1638, BE
Gustave Caillebotte  1848-1894, FR
Alexander Calder  1898-1976, US
Canaletto  1697-1768, IT
Henri Cartier-Bresson  1908-2004, FR
Paul Cézanne  1839-1906, FR
Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin  1699-1779, FR
William Merritt Chase  1849-1916, US
Natalya & Valery Cherkashin  , RU
Kyungwoo Chun  1969, KR
Frederic Edwin Church  1826-1900, US
Alvin Langdon Coburn  1882-1966, US
Thomas Cole  1801-1848, US
Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot  1796-1875, FR
Lucas Cranach the Elder  1472-1553, DE
Carlos Cruz-Diez  1923, VE
Enzo Cucchi  1949, IT
Robert Cumming  1943, US
Gohar Dashti  1980, IR
Roy DeCarava  1919-2009, US
Edgar Degas  1834-1917, FR
André Dérain  1880-1954, FR
Rackstraw Downes  1939, UK
Albrecht Dürer  1471-1528, DE
William Eggleston  1939, US
Lalla Essaydi  1956, MA
Dennis Fagan  
Eric Fischl  1948, US
David Fokos  1960, US
Jean-Honoré Fragonard  1732-1806, FR
Robert Frank  1924, CH, US
Helen Frankenthaler  1928-2011, US
Thomas Gainsborough  1727-1788, UK
Gego  1912-1994, DE, VE
Orazio Gentileschi  1562-1639, IT
Jean-Léon Gérôme  1824-1904, FR
Alberto Giacometti  1901-1966, CH
Ewan Gibbs  1973, UK
Arshile Gorky  1905-1948, US
Adolph Gottlieb  1903-1974, US
Francisco de Goya  1746-1828, ES
Lisa Gralnick  1956, US
Peter Granser  1971, DE
Cynthia Greig  1959, US
Vadim Gushchin  1963, RU
Frans Hals  1582-1666, BE
Childe Hassam  1859-1935, US
John Heartfield  1891-1968, DE
Germán Herrera  
Christian Herter  1839-1883, DE
Gustave Herter  1830-1898, DE
Lewis Hine  1874-1940, US
Hans Hofmann  1880-1966, US
Winslow Homer  1836-1910, US
Dorothy Hood  1919-2000, US
Simen Johan  1973, NO
Jasper Johns  1930, US
Dave Jordano  1948, US
Emily Joyce  1976, US
Donald Judd  1928-1994, US
Thomas Kellner  1966, DE
Ellsworth Kelly  1923, US
André Kertész  1894-1985, HU
Paul Klee  1879-1940, DE, CH
Franz Kline  1910-1962, US
Max Klinger  1857-1920, DE
Joachim Koester  1962, DK
Svetlana & Igor Kopystiansky  , US
Lee Krasner  1908-1984, US
Fernand Léger  1881-1955, FR
Laura Letinsky  1962, CA
Silvia Levenson  1957, AR
Sherrie Levine  1947, US
Robert Lobe  1945, US
Frederick William MacMonnies  1863-1937, US
Brian Maguire  1951, IE
Aristide Maillol  1861-1944, FR
Édouard Manet  1832-1883, FR
Julia Mangold  1966, DE
Paul Manship  1886-1966, US
Brice Marden  1938, US
Agnes Martin  1912-2004, CA
Maria Martinez-Cañas  1960, CU
Henri Matisse  1869-1954, FR
Francisco Matto  1911-1995, UY
Hans Memling  1433-1494
Adolph Menzel  1815-1905, DE
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe  1886-1969, DE
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy  1895-1946, HU
Luis Molina Pantin  1969, VE
Piet Mondrian  1872-1944, NL
Claude Monet  1840-1926, FR
Linarejos Moreno  1974, ES, FR
Robert Motherwell  1915-1991, US
Edvard Munch  1863-1944, NO
Thomas Nast  1840-1902, US
Kenneth Noland  1924-2010, US
Magdelene Odundo  1950, KE
Claes Oldenburg  1929, SE, US
Joost van Oss  1956, NL
Kevin O'Connell  1958, US
Georgia O'Keeffe  1887-1986, US
Hyung-Geun Park  1973, KR
Charles Willson Peale  1741-1827, US
Michael Petry  1960, US
Pablo Picasso  1881-1973, ES
Ivan Pinkava  1961, CZ
Camille Pissarro  1830-1903, FR
Candace Plummer Gaudiani  1945, US
Jackson Pollock  1912-1956, US
Richard Pousette-Dart  1916-1992, US
Barbara Probst  1964, DE
David Rabinowitch  1943, CA
Robert Rauschenberg  1925-2008, US
Man Ray  1890-1976, US
Odilon Redon  1840-1916, FR
Peter Reginato  1945, US
Frederic Remington  1861-1909, US
Guido Reni  1575-1642, IT
Pierre-Auguste Renoir  1841-1919, FR
Joshua Reynolds  1723-1792, UK
Frances Richardson  1965, UK
Alexander Rodchenko  1891-1956, RU
Auguste Rodin  1840-1917, FR
James Rosenquist  1933, US
Théodore Rousseau  1812-1867, FR
Thomas Ruff  1958, DE
Graciela Sacco  1956, AR
Luiz Sacilotto  1924-2003, BR
Niki de Saint Phalle  1930-2002, FR
John Singer Sargent  1856-1925, US
Christian Schad  1894-1982, DE
Hans-Christian Schink  1961, DE
Sean Scully  1945, IE
Milos Sejn  1947, CZ
Georges Seurat  1859-1891, FR
Stephen Shore  1947, US
Lorna Simpson  1960, US
Damien Smith  1969, CA
David Smith  1906-1965, US
W. Eugene Smith  1918-1978, US
Tracey Snelling  1970, US
Alec Soth  1969, US
Doug & Mike Starn  US
Edward Steichen  1879-1973, US
Paul Strand  1890-1976, US
Gilbert Stuart  1755-1828, US
Josef Sudek  1896-1976, CZ
James Surls  1943, US
Madoka Takagi  1956
David Taylor  1965, US
Louis Comfort Tiffany  US
Jean Tinguely  1925-1991, CH
Milagros de la Torre  1965, PE
Joaquín Torres-García  1874-1949, UY
James Turrell  1943, US
Jack Tworkov  1900-1982, US
Brian Ulrich  1971, US
Rembrandt van Rijn  1606-1669, NL
Édouard Jean Vuillard  1868-1940, FR
Andy Warhol  1928-1987, US
Edward Weston  1886-1958, US
Robert Yoder  1962, US
James van der Zee  1886-1983, US
Larry Zox  1936-2006, US
 
 Previous Exhibitions   206
2014
  Solo showCharles Marville: Photographer of Paris
  Solo showAlexander Archipenko: The Berlin Drawings
Description Solo showSoto: The Houston Penetrable
  Solo showJohn Singer Sargent: The Watercolors
Description Solo showGeorges Braque: A Retrospective
  Group showMade for Magazines: Iconic 20th-Century Photographs

2013
  Group showThe Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
  Solo showJan Banning: Bureaucratics
  Solo showAntonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona
  Group showAmerican Adversaries: West and Copley in a Transatlantic World
  Solo showKoloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907
  Group showCalaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada
  Solo showMiguel Ángel Rios: On the Edge
  Group showFrom Here to Afternoon
  Solo showMinor White: Poetic Form
  Group showIntersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from The Brillembourg Capriles Collection
  Group showPlaying with Process: Explorations in Experimental Printmaking
  Group showAfter Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age
  Solo showJames Turrell: The Light Inside
  Solo showPicasso Black and White
  Group showThe Abstract Impulse: Selections from the Modern and Contemporary Collections
  Solo showPrinces & Paupers: The Art of Jacques Callot

2012
  Group showWar/photography: Images Of Armed Conflict And Its Aftermath
  Group showScandinavian Design
  Solo showDuncan Phyfe: Master Cabinetmaker in New York
  Group showUnrivalled Splendor: The Kimiko and John Powers Collection of Japanese Art
  Group showRembrandt, Van Dyck, Gainsborough: The Treasures of Kenwood House, London
  Group showModern and Contemporary Masterworks from Malba - Fundación Costantini
  Group showDrawings by Rembrandt, His Students, and Circle from the Maida and George Abrams Collection
  Group showEgyptomania
  Group showUtopia/Dystopia: Construction and Destruction in Photography and Collage
  Solo showElegance and Refinement: The Still-Life Paintings of Willem van Aelst
  Group showShifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics: The Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio Collection
  Solo showRevelation: Major Paintings by Jules Olitski
  Group showSnail Mail

2011
  Group showVisions of Saints
  Group showHighlights of the Peter Blum Edition Archive
  Solo showMatthew Buckingham “Where Will We Live?”
  Group showDutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection
  Group showNew Formations: Czech Avant-Garde Art and Modern Glass from the Roy and Mary Cullen Collection
  Solo showSelected Prints By Robert Rauschenberg From The Mfah Collection
  Group showAcid on Metal: The Art of Etching and Aquatint
  Group showWorking in the Abstract: Rethinking the Literal
  Group showThe Spirit of Modernism: The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation Gift to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  Group showSecond Nature: Contemporary Landscapes From The Mfah Collection
  Solo showHelmut Newton: White Women - Sleepless Nights - Big Nudes
  Group showBeauty, Humor, and Social Justice: Gifts from Joan Morgenstern
  Group showTitian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland
  Solo showSimpson Kalisher: The Alienated Photographer
  Solo showCharles Ledray: Workworkworkworkwork
  Solo showHeinrich Kühn: The Perfect Photograph
  Group showCirca 1900: Decorative Arts at the Turn of the Century
  Group showImpressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art
  Solo showRomancing the West: Alfred Jacob Miller in the Bank of America Collection
  Solo showRichard Diebenkorn: Three Works On Paper In The Mfah Collection
  Solo showCarlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time
  Group showPasted Papers: The Art of Collage

2010
  Group showCosmopolitan Routes: Houston Collects Latin American Art
  Group showGerman Impressionist Landscape Painting: Liebermann—Corinth—Slevogt
  Solo showKatsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro
  Solo showThe Masterworks of Charles M. Russell: A Retrospective of Paintings and Sculpture
  Solo showAlice Neel: Painted Truths
  Group showLiquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal
  Group showRuptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH Collection
  Solo showPrendergast in Italy
  Solo showSargent and the Sea

2009
  Group showYour Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists from Korea
  Group showChaotic Harmony: Contemporary Korean Photography
  Solo showJoaquín Torres-García: Paintings in Houston Collections
  Group showReduced Visibility
  Solo showPainting the Cosmos: Science and the Art of Frederic Edwin Church
  Group showNorth Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection
  Solo showAmy Blakemore: Photographs 1988—2008
  Solo showWays of Seeing: Photography of Ishimoto Yasuhiro
  Solo showTunga: Lezart

2008
Description and image Group showEquivalence: Acts of Translation in Contemporary Art
Description Group showI Still Believe in Tomorrow: Contemporary Video from Asia
  Group showI Still Believe in Tomorrow: Contemporary Video from Asia
  Group showLearning By Doing: 25 Years Of The Core Program At The Mfah (Ii)
  Solo showThe Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs: Selections from The Atlas Group Archive
  Solo showThe Black List Project: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell
  Group showEND GAME - British Contemporary Art from the Chaney Family Collection
  Solo showFarouk Hosny: The Energy of Abstraction
  Solo showJohn Alexander: A Retrospective
  Solo showMiwa Yanagi—Deutsche Bank Collection
  Solo showPhotographs by Bill Brandt: A Sense of Wonder
  Solo showWhere Clouds Disperse: Ink Paintings by Suh Se-ok
  Solo showPassionate Vision: Celebrating the Life and Photographic Work of Beaumont Newhall

2007
  Solo showNan Goldin: Stories Retold
  Group showThemes and Variations in Painting and Sculpture
  Group showRED HOT — Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection
  Solo showBrett Weston: Natural Abstractions
  Group showWar and Remembrance
  Solo showThe Great Wall of China: Photographs by Chen Changfen
Description Group showThe Bruce and Diane Halle Collection
Description Group showThe Masterpieces of French Painting from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

2006
Description Solo showHélio Oiticica: The Body of Color
Description and image Group showThe Modern West: American Landscapes, 1890-1950
Description Group showBierstadt to O´Keeffe: Highlights from the Stark Museum of Art
Description Group showBest in Show: The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to Today
Description Group showThe Past Made Present: Contemporary Art and Memory
Description Group showCrafting a Collection
Description and image Solo showSingular Multiples: The Peter Blum Edition Archive, 1980-1994
Description Solo showNorman Rockwell -The Problem We All Live With
Description Solo showCourbet and the Modern Landscape
Description Solo showJohn Szarkowski: Photographs
Description Group showGee´s Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt
Description Solo showOut of the Life of Bert L. Long, Jr.
Description Group showBringing Shadows to Light: Contemporary Argentine Photography
Description and image Solo showSingular Multiples: The Peter Blum Edition Archive, 1980-1994
Description Group showTake One
Description Solo showJoseph Havel: A Decade of Sculpture 1996-2006
Description Group showTom Wesselmann and Roy Lichtenstein: American Pop
Description Solo showMark Seliger - In My Stairwell
Description Group showEncouraging American Genius: Master Paintings from the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Description Group show2 Women Look West: Photographs of King Ranch by Helen C. Kleberg & Toni Frissell
Description Solo showXul Solar: Visions and Revelations
Description Group showFrom the Printed Page: Photographs from the MFAH Collection
Description Solo showAndrea Bowers - Letters to an Army of Three

2005
Description and image Solo showBasquiat
Description Solo showJasper Johns: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Description Group showIndelible Images (trafficking between Life and Death)
Description Solo showTreasures from Olana: Landscapes by Frederic Edwin Church
Description Group showEye on Third Ward: Jack Yates High School Photography
Description and image Solo showThornton Dial in the 21st Century
Description Group showRestless
Description and image Group showRecent Accessions in Modern and Contemporary Design
Description Group showBrought to Light: Recent Acquisitions in Latin American Art
Description Group showAcquisitions of the Last Five Years: Selections of Modern and Contemporary Art
Description Solo showGego - Between Transparency and the Invisible
  Group showSports Photography from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Description Solo showCy Twombly - Lepanto
Description Solo showThe Latino Baseball Story: Photographs by José Luis Villegas
Description Solo showPhotographs by Jim Dow: Baseball Stadiums, 1980—1982
Description Solo showNotes from a Child´s Odyssey: The Art of Kermit Oliver
Description Solo showAlfredo Jaar - The Eyes of Gutete Emerita
Description Group showTurning Light into Silver
Description Group showMasterworks of Lithography
Description and image Group showMasterpieces from the Jean Pigozzi Collection
Description Solo showRick Lowe - Toward Social Sculpture

2004
Description Solo showKenneth Noland - The Nature of Color
Description Solo showCartier design viewed by Ettore Sottsass
Description Solo showDahomey, 1967: Photographs by Irving Penn
Description Solo showGeorge Catlin and His Indian Gallery
Description and image Solo showTaos Modern: Paintings by W. H. Dunton from the Stark Museum of Art
Description and image Solo showAaron Siskind: Centennial Celebration
Description Solo showDiane Arbus Revelations
Description and image Group showInverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America
Description and image Group showJasper Johns and Richard Serra: Drawings from a New York Collection
Description Group showBeyond Ornament: Contemporary Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection
Description and image Solo showManual: Two Worlds - The Collaboration of Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom
  Group showA Spirited Vision: Highlights of the Bequest of Caroline Wiess Law

2003
Description Group showThe Passionate Adventure of the Real: Collage, Assemblage and the Object in 20th
Description Solo showFirst Down Houston: The Birth of an NFL Franchise
Description Group showThe Heroic Century: The Museum of Modern Art Masterpieces, 200 Paintings & Sculp
Description and image Solo showLuca Buvoli: Flying Preparatory Exercises
Description Group showThe American Landscape East to West: Themes in Painting and Photography, 1780-19
Description Group showWestern Landscapes by Albert Bierstadt & Thomas Moran from Stark Museum of Art
Description Group showBeyond Ornament: Contemporary Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection
Description Group showMasterworks on Paper from the Edward R. Broida Collection
Description Group showSelections from the Edward R. Broida Collection
Description and image Solo showJames Rosenquist: A Retrospective
Description Group showThe Manfred Heiting Collection
Description and image Solo showEllsworth Kelly - Red Green Blue
Description Group showParis in the Age of Impressionism: Masterworks from the Musée d´Orsay
Description Group showAmerican Modern: 1920s and ´30s Design
Description Group showThe History of Japanese Photography
Description Solo showDreaming in Pictures: The Photography of Lewis Carroll
Description Group showA Passion for Collecting: The Legacy of Sue Rowan Pittman

2002
Description Group showOld Masters, Impressionists & Moderns: French Masterworks fr. Pushkin Museum
Description Solo showVija Celmins: Works from The Edward R. Broida Collection
Description and image Solo showAlfred Stieglitz: Known and Unknown
Description and image Solo showOver the Line: The Art and Life of Jacob Lawrence
Description Group showFrench Impressionism: Masterpieces from Copenhagen´s Ordrupgaard Collection
Description Group showMasterworks from El Greco to Picasso in The Phillips Collection
Description Group showThe Quilts of Gee´s Bend
Description Solo showOkanoue Toshiko: Collages
Description Group showParis Photographs from the Manfred Heiting Collection
Description Solo showFocus on the Beck Collection
Description Solo showJasper Johns´s Ventriloquism: Where Does the Voice Come From?
Description Group showColor Field: Spotlight on the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Description Solo showNatural Wonders: Works by John James Audubon from the Stark Museum of Art
Description Group showAmericanos: Latino Life in the United States
  Solo showRichard Pousette-Dart : 1916 - 1992 ; the living edge

2000
  Solo showWalker Evans

1999
  Solo showDiego Rivera - arte y revolución

1998
  Solo showBrassaï - the eye of Paris
  Solo showRobert Rauschenberg: A Retrospective

1996
  Solo showJohn Singleton Copley in America

1995
  Solo showTina Modotti - photographs
  Solo showPoussin - works on paper from the collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

1992
  Solo showMax Weber - the cubist decade 1910 - 1920

1991
  Solo showArman - a retrospective

1990
  Solo showAdolph Menzel, 1815-1905 - master drawings from East Berlin
  Group showPicasso, Braque, Gris, Léger - Douglas Cooper collecting Cubism
  Solo showPierre Bonnard - the graphic art

1986
  Solo showRobert Frank: New York to Nova Scotia

1985
  Solo showMoholy-Nagy - photography and film in Weimar, Germany

1984
  Solo showUnknown territory - photographs by Ray K. Metzker

1983
  Solo showEliot Porter - intimate landscapes
  Solo showNicolas Poussin, The Rape of the Sabines

1978
  Group showPhotographic Crossroads, The Photo League

1977
  Solo showHans Hofmann : a retrospective exhibition

1974
  Solo showFriedel Dzubas - a retrospective exhibition

1969
  Solo showHundertwasser

1964
  Solo showAlexander Calder: Circus Drawings, Wire Sculpture and Toys
 
Last update: 30 October 2014
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