A painting by Alexander Calder
Photo: Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Sep 10-Jan 23 – “Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s”: Shooting of paintings and female sculptures from the crucial decade of the Franco-American artist. Main building of Ménil.
17 Sep-Dec 19 – “Kapwani Kiwanga: The sand is reminiscent of the shadow of the moon”: Two immersive installations by the Parisian artist examine the effects of commerce and labor on the environment and society. Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University.
Sep 17-Jan 15 – “Emily Peacock: laughing to death”: A Houston-based artist explores how we use humor to cope with tragedy. Lawndale Art Center.
Sep 17-Jan 15 – “Bria Lauren: Gold Was Made Fa ‘Her”: Celebrating the Women of Houston’s Third Ward. Lawndale Art Center.
Closing September 19 – “Jamal Cyrus: The end of my beginning”: A professor at Texas Southern University explores black identity and cultural hybrids. Blaffer Art Museum.
Closed on September 19 – “Dream monuments: drawing in the 1960s and 1970s”: The exhibition planned by the founders of the museum subverts waking life. Ménil Drawing Institute.
Closing on September 19 – “Monet to Matisse: Impression on the modernism of the Bemberg Foundation”: Loaned by Toulouse; only American site. MFAH.
Closed on September 19 – “Olga de Amaral: to weave a rock”: Radical experiments on the fibers of a Colombian artist. MFAH.
Closed on September 26 – “Ernesto Neto: SunForceOceanLife”: Interactive trails suspended in the air. MFAH.
2 Oct 2 Jan 8 “Copy culture: fanzines created and shared”: Examine pre-internet (but still existing) lifelines for marginalized communities. Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts (HCCC).
2 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 multimedia artist from LA advocates kindness and sustainability. Houston Museum of Contemporary Art.
Closed on October 3 – “Nastassja Swift: Canaan: when I read your letter, I feel your voice”: The installation / performance by artist Virginia evokes her imprisoned brother. Galveston Arts Center.
Closed on October 9 – “In residence: 14th edition”: Works with paper, metal, clay, fiber and stone. HCCC.
Closed on October 17 – “Resisting: Latinx art in times of conflict”: Multimedia works by over 100 local artists. Houston Holocaust Museum.
October 17-Jan. 23 – “Georgia O’Keeffe, photographer”: Almost 100 images from the archives of the modernist pioneer. MFAH.
Closed on October 24 – “Jagdeep Raina: Bonds”: Stories and scenes from Kashmir, diasporas from Punjab. Blaffer.
Closed on October 24. “Martine Gutirrez: Radiant Cut”: A non-binary Guatemalan American artist probes the meanings of beauty and glamor. Blaffer.
October 29-March 13 – “Draw like a machine: Pop Art, 1952-1975”: Cartoonists synthesize mass media and advertisements into a major movement. Collection of drawings by Ménil.
October 29-March 13 – “Spatial awareness: Drawings from the Permanent Collection ”: Imaginative Ways to Visualize Space, from the mid-1900s to the present day. Ménil Drawing Institute.
31 October-Jan. 30 – “Calder-Picasso”: The grandsons of artists are organizing a retrospective of the giants of the 20th century. MFAH.
Closing November 14 – “Ryan Hawk: Intrusion Distortions”: Silicone sculptures and a film installation explode notions of power and privilege. Galveston Arts Center.
Closing November 14 – “Enchanted: Visual Histories of the Central Andes”: Textiles, ceramics and images from post-1700 Peru. Main building of Ménil.
Closed on November 19 – “Modern and contemporary at the Menil”: Calder and Mondrian run a dizzying collection of summaries. Main building of Ménil.
From December 10 to May 29 – “Focus on the collection”: The Photographs of Bruce Davidson “: American’s keen sense of” worlds in transition “. Main building of Ménil.
Closing on December 31 – “Contact currents”: Inaugural installations in 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 the 18th century. MFAH.
Closed on January 2. – “Van Gogh: the immersive experience”: Immerse yourself in the digitally recreated world of the Dutch post-impressionist. Marq’e Entertainment Center.
From February 12 to April 30 – “Artist studio program exhibition 2021/22”: With Ryan Crowley, Jamire Williams and Loc Huynh. Lawndale Art Center.
March 11-July 22 – “Notorious RBG”: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ”: interactive tribute to the late Supreme Court justice / civil rights hero. Houston Holocaust Museum.
25 March-Sept. 18 – “Méret Oppenheim: my exhibition”: First American retrospective of a singular Swiss artist for 25 years. Main building of Ménil.
March 27-May 30 – “The Obama Portrait Tour”: Get up close and personal with iconic footage of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. MFAH.
April 22-August. 7 – “Joseph E. Yoakum: What I saw”: Fantastic landscapes by a self-taught American artist. Ménil Drawing Institute.