MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON
Michelangelo and the Vatican: Masterworks from
the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte, Naples
5601 Main St. | 713.639.7300 | www.mfah.org
Masterworks by Michelangelo and his contemporaries highlight the artistic legacy of Pope Paul III and the vital role that drawing played in art production throughout Europe in the late 15th and 16th centuries. Michelangelo and the Vatican features drawings, cartoons, paintings, sculpture and prints by Renaissance master Michelangelo and his predecessors and successors, including Raphael, Rubens, Tintoretto and Titian. Largely drawn from the renowned collection of the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy, the exhibition presents some 40 works from the 16th century, many commissioned or completed during the papacy of Alessandro Farnese, Pope Paul III.
Through June 10.
Spectrum: Libbie Masterson
5200 Montrose Blvd. | 713.524.8253 | www.junghouston.org
In this exhibition, Libbie Masterson will use glass and music to create an immersive installation that explores the similarities between the visible and aural spectrums. Dividing light allows us to see the different colors of the visible spectrum the same way we can hear notes of the musical scale. In this installation, you will experience the wavelengths of these spectrums, and explore your relationship to certain combinations of color and sound.
Through April 28.
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE
Death by Natural Causes
5555 Hermann Park Dr. | 713.639.4629 | www.hmns.org
Snakes. Spiders. Sharks. The things you fear are the least of your worries! Death by Natural Causes will introduce patrons to the range of “animal, vegetable and mineral” dangers that lurk in their everyday lives. Through a collection of specimens, text and interactives, visitors can see what can cause a death, either directly or indirectly, from the natural world. Poisonous, venomous and toxic are just a few of the terms that will be clarified, and things you interact with almost daily will be used as examples—mushrooms, snakes, spiders and even common foods!
Through September 3.