Groundbreaking Museum of Fine Arts Exhibits Closing January 17, 2022


Afro-Atlantic Histories and Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer on view through January 17

Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, have a few days to view two groundbreaking exhibitions, Afro-Atlantic Histories and Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer, before the exhibitions close on January 17, 2022.

The Museum will be open on Monday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., when the Museum is usually closed to the public, in order to provide additional viewing opportunities for visitors.

General admission tickets are available at, and visitors are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance of their visit.

Afro-Atlantic Histories (photo: courtesy of MFAH)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the debut U.S. venue of Afro[1]Atlantic Histories, an unprecedented exhibition that visually  explores the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Initially organized and presented in 2018 by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP), the exhibition comprises more than 130 artworks and documents made in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe from the 17th to the 21st centuries.

Georgia O’Keeffe Photographer (photos: V. Sweeten)

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents the first exhibition devoted to O’Keeffe’s photographic practice with the debut of Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer. Organized in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, the exhibition reveals the wider scope of the artist’s career through some 90 photographs from a previously unstudied archive — a discovery led by MFAH associate curator of photography Lisa Volpe. Photographs in the exhibition will be complemented by 17 paintings and drawings of landscapes, flowers, and still lifes from public and private collections across the country.