Fine Art PR Publicity Announcements News and Information
Fine Art PR Publicity Announcements News and Information

Upcoming Exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Will present:

• Sargent and the Sea February 14 — May 23, 2010
• Houston´s Sargents February 14 — May 9, 2010
• Prendergast in Italy February 14 — May 9, 2010
• Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made After 1960 from the MFAH Collection February 21—May 9, 2010
• 2010 Core Exhibition March 5—April 16, 2010 (Glassell School of Art)
• Liquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal March 7—July 18, 2010
• Alice Neel: Painted Truths March 21 — June 13, 2010
• Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam May 16—August 8, 2010
• Charles M. Russell: The Masterworks in Oil and Bronze June 6 — August 29, 2010
• Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, The Photography of Ishimoto Yasuhiro, June 20—September 12, 2010

Group Tours
Custom exhibition tour packages for groups of 10 or more may be requested with three weeks advance reservations. Contact the Group Sales Department, (713)639-7878, for information on group admission discounts and tour topics. Group leaders receive free admission.

MFAH Collections
Founded in 1900, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the largest art museum in America south of Chicago, west of Washington, D.C., and east of Los Angeles. The encyclopedic collection of the MFAH numbers nearly 60,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present. Featured are the finest artistic examples of the major civilizations of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa. Italian Renaissance paintings, French Impressionist works, photographs, American and European decorative arts, African and Pre-Columbian gold, American art, and European and American paintings and sculpture from post-1945 are particularly strong holdings. Recent additions to the collections include Rembrandt van Rijn´s Portrait of a Young Woman (1633), the Heiting Collection of Photography, a major suite of Gerhard Richter paintings, an array of important works by Jasper Johns, a rare, second-century Hellenistic bronze Head of Poseidon/Antigonos Doson, major canvases by 19th-century painters Gustave Courbet and J.M.W. Turner, Albert Bierstadt´s Indians Spear Fishing (1862), distinguished work by the leading 20th- and 21st-century Latin American artists, and The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art.

MFAH Hours and Admission
Hours are Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.—5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.—9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.—7 p.m.; and Sunday, 12:15—7 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday, except for holidays. Admission to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum. General admission is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 6-18, students, and senior adults (65+); admission is free for children 5 and under. Admission is free on Thursday, courtesy of Shell Oil Company Foundation. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday for children 18 and under with a Houston Public Library Power Card or any other library card.

General Information:
For information, the public may call 713-639-7300, or visit For information in Spanish, call 713-639-7379. TDD/TYY for the hearing impaired, call 713-639-7390. For membership information, call 713-639-7550 or email