museum of fine arts, houston

“Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950″

March 30, 2017 | By

Exploring Cuba’s artistic production in the years following Fidel Castro’s revolution in 1959, “Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950” looks at how Cuba’s revolutionary aspirations for social utopia—and subsequent disillusionment—shaped 65 years of Cuban art.

Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Auto­mobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940

February 17, 2016 | By

With its emergence in the 1920s, Art Deco design inspired wide-ranging innovations that emphasized a blend of industrialism and luxury.

Mark Rothko: A Retrospective

August 13, 2015 | By

Artist Mark Rothko’s name is widely known in Houston because of Rothko Chapel, a meditative sanctuary built by local philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil in 1971 to showcase 14 paintings by the “abstract expressionist.” Now, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is delving deeper into the artist’s work with Mark Rothko: A Retrospective.

Transformation plans unveiled for MFA, Houston

January 15, 2015 | By

In case you didn’t think Houston’s Museum District could get any better, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has unveiled designs for a $450 million development of its 14-acre campus that will, according to MFAH Director Gary Tinterow, “reshape and reinvigorate the museum experience and the future of Houston’s civic life.”

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