A painting by Alexander Calder
Photo: Courtesy of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts
Sept. 10-Jan. 23 — “Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s”: Shooting of female paintings and sculptures from the crucial decade of the Franco-American artist. Ménil main building.
Sept. 17-Dec. 19 — “Kapwani Kiwanga: The sand recalls the shadow of the moon”: Two immersive installations by a Paris-based artist examine the effects of trade and labor on the environment, society. Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University.
Sept. 17-Jan. 15 — “Emily Peacock: die of laughter”: A Houston-based artist explores how we use humor to deal with tragedy. Lawndale Center for the Arts.
Sept. 17-Jan. 15 – “Bria Lauren: Gold Was Made For Her”: Tribute to the women of Houston’s Third Ward. Lawndale Center for the Arts.
Ends September 19 — “Jamal Cyrus: The End of My Debut”: A Texas Southern University professor explores black identity and cultural hybrids. Blaffer Museum of Art.
Closing on September 19 — “Dream Monuments: Drawing in the 1960s and 1970s”: The exhibition planned by the founders of the museum subverts waking life. Menil Drawing Institute.
Closing September 19 — “Monet to Matisse: Impressions of Modernism from the Bemberg Foundation”: On loan from Toulouse; only American place. MFAH.
Closing September 19 — “Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock”: The radical fiber experiments of a Colombian artist. MFAH.
Closing September 26 — “Ernesto Neto: SunForceOceanLife”: Interactive trails suspended in the air. MFAH.
Oct. 2-Jan. 8 “Copy culture: created and shared zines”: Examining pre-internet (but still existing) lifelines for marginalized communities. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC).
Oct. 2-Jan. 8 — “Later, longer, less: the work of Jennifer Ling Datchuk”: Porcelain sculptures, large-scale installations and video question female stereotypes. HCCC.
Closing October 3 — “Cauleen Smith: We already have what we need”: The LA multimedia artist urges kindness and sustainability. Houston Museum of Contemporary Art.
Ends October 3 — “Nastassja Swift: Canaan: When I Read Your Letter, I Feel Your Voice”: The Virginia artist’s installation/performance evokes his incarcerated brother. Galveston Arts Center.
Ends October 9 — “In Residence: 14th Edition”: Works on paper, metal, clay, fiber and stone. HCCC.
Closing on October 17 — “Resisting: Latin Art in Times of Conflict”: Multimedia works by over 100 local artists. Houston Holocaust Museum.
Oct. 17-Jan. 23 — “Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer”: Nearly 100 images from the archives of the modernist pioneer. MFAH.
Closing October 24 — “Jagdeep Raina: Bonds”: Stories and scenes from Kashmir, Punjabi diasporas. Blaffer.
Ends October 24. “Martine Gutirrez: Radiant Cut”: A non-binary Guatemalan-American artist explores the meanings of beauty and glamour. Blaffer.
October 29-March 13 — “Drawing Like a Machine: Pop Art, 1952-1975”: The cartoonists synthesize the mass media, major movement advertisements. Collection of drawings by Ménil.
October 29-March 13 — “Spatial Awareness: Drawings from the Permanent Collection”: imaginative ways of visualizing space, from the mid-1900s to today. Menil Drawing Institute.
Oct. 31-Jan. 30 — “Calder-Picasso”: The artists’ grandsons are organizing a retrospective of the giants of the 20th century. MFAH.
Ends November 14 — “Ryan Hawk: Twisting Intrusion”: Silicone sculptures and a film installation explode notions of power and privilege. Galveston Arts Center.
Ends November 14 — “Enchanted: Visual Stories from the Central Andes”: Textiles, ceramics and images from Peru after 1700. Ménil main building.
Closing on November 19 — “Modern and contemporary at the Ménil”: Calder and Mondrian lead a dizzying array of summaries. Ménil main building.
Dec. 10-May 29 — “Close-up on the collection”: Photographs of Bruce Davidson’: America’s sharp eye for ‘worlds in transition’. Ménil main building.
Closes on December 31 — “Contact currents”: Inaugural installations at the brand new Kinder Building. MFAH.
Closing December 31 — “Art of Islamic Lands: Selections from the el-Sabah Collection, Kuwait”: Around 250 pieces from the 8th to 18th centuries. MFAH.
Ends January 2. — “Van Gogh: the immersive experience”: Immerse yourself in the digitally recreated world of the Dutch Post-Impressionist. Mark’e Entertainment Center.
February 12-April 30 — “2021/22 Artist Studio Program Exhibition”: With Ryan Crowley, Jamire Williams and Loc Huynh. Lawndale Center for the Arts.
March 11-July 22 — “Notorious RBG”: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”: an interactive tribute to the Supreme Court’s late justice and civil rights hero. Houston Holocaust Museum.
March 25-Sept. 18 — “Méret Oppenheim: my exhibition”: First American retrospective of a unique Swiss artist in 25 years. Ménil main building.
March 27-May 30 — “The Obama Portrait Tour”: See iconic images of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald up close. MFAH.
April 22-August. 7 — “Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw”: Fantastic landscapes by a self-taught American artist. Menil Drawing Institute.