The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Miss Ima Hogg & Modernism

Saturday, Jul. 27, 2019 – Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019


Ima Hogg is widely known for donating her home—Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens—and her collection of early American decorative arts and paintings to the MFAH in 1957. Nearly two decades before that, she also made a significant gift to the Museum of early 20th-century prints and drawings.

This exhibition marks the 80th anniversary of Hogg’s first major gift of modern European and North American works in 1939, a donation that would continue throughout the next decade.

Miss Ima Hogg & Modernism showcases a selection of these works on paper. Hogg (1882–1975) was one of the first American collectors of modern art in Texas, at a time when avant-garde art was still generally misunderstood. Over the course of her travels in Europe and North America, she amassed an important collection of more than 100 prints and drawings by artists including George Bellows, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, José Clemente Orozco, and Pablo Picasso.

► Learn more about Ima Hogg & Bayou Bend.

Miss Ima Hogg & Modernism | July 27–November 3, 2019


  • 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.
  • General Admission

    • 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.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

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 Hours

    Open 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
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

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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