A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 – Monday, Sep. 3, 2018
A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection is a series of installations that trace the course of photography from its invention to the present day, showcasing important new acquisitions and treasured masterpieces.
Every six months, a new selection of photographs, drawn from the rich collection the Museum has built over the past half century, presents the medium’s history in a slightly different light. In this way, an increasingly complex picture of photographic history emerges, encouraging visitors to look closely, move slowly, and return for more.
Each new installation also includes a focused look at the work of a single artist held in depth by the Museum, plus a selection of photographically illustrated books highlighting the key role that publications have played in the development of the medium.
- March 28–September 3, 2018
Margaret Bourke-White, Constantin Brancusi, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Yousuf Karsh, Heinrich Kühn, Richard Learoyd, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Carleton E. Watkins are among the artists featured in this rotation. Also on view is a selection of photographs by Joel Sternfeld, along with photographically illustrated books from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The next rotation opens in mid-September.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults $15
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
- Military (with ID) $10
- College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
- Youth (13–18) $7.50
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.
Two Parking Garages
Parking Garage HoursOpen daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parking Garage Fees
- Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
- The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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