If you’re looking for fun and interesting places to visit in Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) should be at the top of your list! Located in the Museum District near Hermann Park, the MFAH has a little something for everyone. In fact, with Houston’s giant melting pot of cultures, it’s no surprise that the MFAH houses a dozen exhibitions that stretch across multiple cultures including Chinese, Buddhist, Indian, Spanish, Dutch, Islamic, and more! Some of the most popular current exhibitions are:

Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú “This Thing Called Life

Big Bambú is one of Summer 2018’s most exciting exhibitions. With over 3,000 bamboo poles tangled within each other, this interactive treehouse-like sculpture immerses visitors during their walk-through. Visit soon because the exhibition ends on September 3! Also, keep in mind that there are special considerations for this experience: no heels, flip-flops, open-toed or backless shoes. See the guidelines for more information.

Installation view of Mike + Doug Starn: Big Bambú.

Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India

Feast your eyes upon arts and traditions from the Rathore dynasty in India. Dating back to the 1400s, these relics can be viewed stateside for the very first time right at the MFAH. This exhibition showcases wedding ceremony traditions, housing and grounds imagery, ornate jewelry, and even a classic Rolls-Royce! If you think you know Indian culture, think again—this presentation is sure to astound even the most astute historian. Hurry in soon, though, as this exotic exhibition ends August 19!

Shiva on His Vimana (Aircraft) with Himalaya, folio 53 from the Shiva Rahasya, Jodhpur, 1827, opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Mehrangarh Museum Trust. Neil Greentree, photographer.

Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age

Think you know “digital?” Think again. Challenging the boundaries of art, science, and technology, this exhibition highlights modern design in the Digital Age through the use of algorithms to create art. The presentation features more than 60 works created by Joris Laarman, including 3D printed objects and industrial design. On view in conjunction with Joris Laarman Lab is Contemporary Dutch Design: Selections from the Museum’s Collection.

Installation view of Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

Seeking additional adventure? The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, curates collections of art from around the globe, combining history and culture in one unique space. Visitors can explore collections of Latin American Art, Arts of Asia, Art of the Islamic Worlds, Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas, and much more! Hurry to the MFAH to catch a glimpse of these extravagant exhibitions and installations.

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