This Sunday, February 23rd, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents Francis Bacon: Late Paintings. Organized by the Centre Pompidou, where it debuted in September 2019, this is the first in-depth museum consideration of Bacon’s production in his final decades, and the first museum exhibition of the artist’s work to be seen in the U.S. since the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2009 retrospective in New York. So, don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Bacon’s final works right here in Houston!
Francis Bacon (1909–1992) achieved a passionate summation of his career in the last two decades of his production, from 1971 to 1991, with paintings that demonstrated the timeless humanism and the enduring power that made him among the 20th century’s most compelling figures. The paintings that led up to this exhibition are among those featured in the Houston presentation, including Portrait of George Dyer in a Mirror, 1968, and Triptych, 1970. The installation will also open with a series of self-portraits, introducing Bacon’s vivid presence at a time when he stated “[I have] no one else to paint.”
This exhibition from the Centre Pompidou in Paris features some 40 canvases, including an array of the artist’s monumental triptychs, which are among his most celebrated works. With significant new loans added to the Houston presentation, Francis Bacon: Late Paintings is the first museum exhibition to investigate Bacon’s late works in-depth, as well as the first U.S. survey of Bacon’s paintings since the centenary retrospective organized by the Tate Britain and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Francis Bacon: Late Paintings will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through May 25, 2020. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is among the 10 largest art museums in the United States, with an encyclopedic collection of more than 65,000 works of art. General admission prices will vary. For additional information, please call 713-639-7300 or visit www.mfah.org.
At Westmount at Copper Mill Apartments in Houston, Texas, it is clear that we have it all, but we still feel obliged to inform you of all the events our community has scheduled. Please feel free to join in all of the fun during this premier event!
Sunday, February 23, 2020—12:15 PM
Event Venue Location:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, Texas 77005