Your information to the most effective Houston visible arts situations for the 2021-22 period

A painting by Alexander Calder

Image: Courtesy Museum of Fantastic Arts Houston

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s celebrated portraits of previous President Barack Obama and initially woman Michelle Obama, coming to Museum of Wonderful Arts, Houston in March, might be the new season’s splashiest get, but please don’t wait around that very long. Ga O’Keeffe, Picasso, Monet and the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg await, not to mention a succession of powerful exhibitions from Lawndale to Galveston.


Sept. 10-Jan. 23 — “Niki de Saint Phalle in the 1960s”: Taking pictures paintings and feminine sculptures from Franco-American artist’s vital decade. Menil Principal Making.

Sept. 17-Dec. 19 — “Kapwani Kiwanga: The sand recalls the moon’s shadow”: Two immersive installations by Paris-centered artist analyze consequences of trade and labor on ecosystem, modern society. Moody Centre for the Arts, Rice College.

Sept. 17-Jan. 15 — “Emily Peacock: die laughing”: Houston-based artist explores how we use humor to cope with tragedy. Lawndale Art Middle.

Sept. 17-Jan. 15 — “Bria Lauren: Gold Was Made Fa’ Her”: Celebrating females of Houston’s 3rd Ward. Lawndale Artwork Center.

Closes Sept. 19 — “Jamal Cyrus: The Conclusion of My Beginning”: Texas Southern University professor explores Black id and cultural hybrids. Blaffer Artwork Museum.

Closes Sept. 19 — “Dream Monuments: Drawing in the 1960s and ’70s”: Exhibition planned by museum founders subverts waking existence. Menil Drawing Institute.

Closes Sept. 19 — “Monet to Matisse: Perception to Modernism from the Bemberg Foundation”: On personal loan from Toulouse only U.S. venue. MFAH.

Closes Sept. 19 — “Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock”: Colombian artist’s radical fiber experiments. MFAH.

Closes Sept. 26 — “Ernesto Neto: SunForceOceanLife”: Interactive pathways suspended in midair. MFAH.


Oct. 2-Jan. 8 “Copy Tradition: Zines Built and Shared”: Analyzing pre-net (but even now-extant) lifelines for marginalized communities. Houston Heart for Up to date Craft (HCCC).

Oct. 2-Jan. 8 — “Later, Lengthier, Fewer: The Function of Jennifer Ling Datchuk”: Porcelain sculptures, substantial-scale installations and video clip interrogate feminine stereotypes. HCCC.

Closes Oct. 3 — “Cauleen Smith: We Previously Have What We Need”: LA multimedia artist urges kindness and sustainability. Modern Arts Museum Houston.

Closes Oct. 3 — “Nastassja Swift: Canaan: when I examine your letter, I really feel your voice”: Virginia artist’s set up/overall performance conjures her incarcerated brother. Galveston Arts Centre.

Closes Oct. 9 — “In Residence: 14th Edition”: Performs in paper, steel, clay, fiber and stone. HCCC.

Closes Oct. 17 — “Withstand: Latinx Artwork in Situations of Conflict”: Multimedia works by more than 100 neighborhood artists. Holocaust Museum Houston.

Oct. 17-Jan. 23 — “Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer”: Nearly 100 visuals from modernist pioneer’s archive. MFAH.

Closes Oct. 24 — “Jagdeep Raina: Bonds”: Tales and scenes from Kashmiri, Punjabi diasporas. Blaffer.

Closes Oct. 24. “Martine Gutirrez: Radiant Cut”: Nonbinary Guatemalan American artist probes meanings of elegance and glamour. Blaffer.

Oct. 29-March 13 — “Draw Like a Device: Pop Artwork, 1952-1975”: Draftsmen synthesize mass media, ads into main movement. Menil Drawing Collection.

Oct. 29-March 13 — “Spatial Awareness: Drawings From the Long-lasting Collection”: Imaginative techniques to visualize space, mid-1900s to current. Menil Drawing Institute.

Oct. 31-Jan. 30 — “Calder-Picasso”: Artists’ grandsons arranged retrospective of 20th-century giants. MFAH.


Closes Nov. 14 — “Ryan Hawk: distorts of trespass”: Silicon sculptures and a film set up explode notions of power and privilege. Galveston Arts Heart.

Closes Nov. 14 — “Enchanted: Visible Histories of the Central Andes”: Textiles, ceramics and illustrations or photos from submit-1700 Peru. Menil Key Developing.

Closes Nov. 19 — “Modern and Modern at the Menil”: Calder and Mondrian lead dizzying selection of abstracts. Menil Main Making.


Dec. 10-May well 29 — “Collection Near-Up”: Bruce Davidson’s Photographs”: American’s keen eye for “worlds in transition.” Menil Principal Developing.

Closes Dec. 31 — “Contacting Currents”: Inaugural installations at brand-new Kinder Constructing. MFAH.

Closes Dec. 31 — “Art of Islamic Lands: Choices from the el-Sabah Collection, Kuwait”: Around 250 items from eighth to 18th centuries. MFAH.


Closes Jan. 2. — “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience”: Dive into the Dutch article-impressionist’s digitally re-produced entire world. Marq’e Entertainment Center.


Feb. 12-April 30 — “2021/22 Artist Studio Plan Exhibition”: Featuring Ryan Crowley, Jamire Williams and Loc Huynh. Lawndale Artwork Middle.


March 11-July 22 — “Notorious RBG”: The Everyday living and Situations of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”: Interactive salute to late Supreme Courtroom justice/civil rights hero. Holocaust Museum Houston.

March 25-Sept. 18 — “Méret Oppenheim: My Exhibition”: Singular Swiss artist’s to start with U.S. retrospective in 25 several years. Menil Primary Developing.

March 27-May possibly 30 — “The Obama Portraits Tour”: See Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s iconic images up shut. MFAH.


April 22-Aug. 7 — “Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw”: Self-taught American artist’s fantastical landscapes. Menil Drawing Institute.