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Connecting Currents at MFAH

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston has dedicated their new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building to the Museum’s international collections of modern and contemporary art. The soaring spaces feature displays that span media encompassing painting and sculpture, craft and design, video, and immersive installations, among which is Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Chromosatruation MFAH, 1965/2017.

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Chromosaturation MFAH, 1965/2017, Installation views at the new Kinder Building © Carlos Cruz-Diez / Bridgeman Images 2022. Photo courtesy of Articruz

The third-floor galleries host thematic displays that form the inaugural exhibition "Connecting Currents" an inaugural survey of art from the 1960s onward. One of the thematic displays, "Color into Light" showcases work by artists celebrated for their study of color dynamics, including Josef Albers, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Sam Gilliam, Hans Hofmann, Hélio Oiticica, Abraham Palatnik, Fanny Sanín, and Ettore Sottsass among many others.

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Couleur Additive 76, 1974, Gift of the Cruz-Diez Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston © Carlos Cruz-Diez / Bridgeman Images 2022. Photo Courtesy of Atelier Cruz-Diez

The show includes Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Couleur Additive 76, 1974, a gift of the Cruz-Diez Foundation to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston among two historic pieces Physichromie 23 and Physichromie 48 both from 1961 as well as two other beautiful pieces part of the MFAH's rich collection on display at Kinder Building's brand new galleries

"Connecting Currents: Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston" will be on view through Summer 2023.


"Connecting Currents" Exhibition


On view from November 21, 2020 through Summer 2023


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston MFAH

1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005

United States


For more information on the show, visit the MFAH’s website

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