Beatriz González Retrospective at Museum of Fine Arts Houston Delivers Comprehensive Works

Retrospective spanning six decades will be at MFAH through January 20, 2020

Beatriz González: A Retrospective is the first large-scale U.S. exhibition dedicated to the work of Colombian artist


Based in Bogotá, González (born 1938) is not only an internationally celebrated artist, but also one of the few living representatives of the “radical women” generation from Latin America.

Showcasing more than 100 pieces of art, some rarely seen outside of Columbia, show her perspective of not only developing as an artist, but her view of the governmental influences surrounding the political atmosphere of her homeland.

González’s groundbreaking production spans more than six decades of intensive research yet remains largely unfamiliar to audiences in the United States.

One of the most comprehensive displays of the artist’s work to date, Beatriz González: A Retrospective presents works from the early 1960s through the present, that embody the full scope of González’s oeuvre.

The retrospective offers an expansive look at the artist’s unique and influential practice through her most iconic works.

Selections range from two-dimensional paintings, drawings, silkscreen prints, and curtains, to three-dimensional recycled furniture (beds, cribs, tables, armoires) and everyday objects (trays, TVs, cigar boxes).

The works on view are culled from the artist’s personal collection as well as from public and private collections in Colombia, Europe, and the United States.

Beatriz González: A Retrospective travels to the MFAH following the April 2019 premiere at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.

SPECIAL EVENTS: Members Tour “Beatriz González: A Retrospective” at Saturday, November 16, 2019: 11 a.m.–Noon

MFAH members are invited to sign up for this tour that explores the exhibition with a Museum docent and encourages everyone to discuss the art together.

Space is limited, and spots fill up fast. Secure your reservation in advance at or 713.353.1550.

Go to for details.



photo credit: V. Sweeten