A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019 – Monday, Sep. 2, 2019
A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection comprises 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 or theme 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.
- Fifty Years since Stonewall
March 6–September 2, 2019This installation showcases photographs by artists including Berenice Abbott, Julia Margaret Cameron, Adam Fuss, Robert Frank, John Gutman, Chris Killip, Germaine Krull, and Catherine Opie. With a special focus honoring the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the LGBTQ civil rights movement, the presentation features images of LGBTQ subjects, photographers, and histories by Diane Arbus, Jess Dugan, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Duane Michals, and Mark Morrisroe, among others. The next presentation 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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Mar. 16 – Sep. 8, 2019
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