This month’s must-see exhibits in Houston: July 2022

“Le Cabinet du psy” by Leandro Erlich, exhibited at the MFAH | Photo: Clara Bullen; courtesy of Leandro Erlich Studio

Check out our selections for the latest exhibitions and installations at art galleries and museums in Greater Houston in July 2022.

This month, summer exhibits are in full swing in Houston, and we’ve picked out a few that you should put on your radar.

But that’s not all you can see in the city’s museums and other institutions, so go a step further and take a look at all the current exhibitions when you check out our guide to installations and exhibitions in Greater Houston.

Best exhibits in Houston this month: July 2022

Jasmine Zelaya, Rashaun Rucker and Melinda Laszczynski at Art League Houston

“Sad Girls” by Jasmine Zelaya, exhibited at the Art League Houston | Courtesy of Art League Houston

A trio of summer exhibitions wraps up later this month at Art League in Montrose. sad girls by Jasmine Zelaya uses the artist’s signature floral motifs that mask while protecting and showcasing her subject’s internal worlds; Never free to rest by Rashaun Rucker compares the rock pigeon world to the stereotypes and myths of constructed identities of black men in the United States; and Pressure cookie by Melinda Laszczynski features large paintings and small sculptures in an exhibition that intimately involves the artist’s grandmother as she began to struggle with dementia.


To discover until Saturday July 23, 2022.

The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Houston Holocaust Museum

Discover the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at this exhibit in her final weeks | Courtesy of the Houston Holocaust Museum

Now in its final weeks, this dynamic exhibit explores the life and legacy of the judicial giant through archival photographs, documents, contemporary art, audio presentations of the Supreme Court Justice’s oral arguments, and even more.

Tickets are $22; free for 18 and under.

On view until Sunday, July 31, 2022.

Courtesy of Archway Gallery

Nearly four dozen resident artists are exhibited at this 14th annual juried exhibition, curated by Rosa Ana Orlando. Half of the proceeds from the sale of these artworks will also go to Scenic Galveston, Archway’s charity partner that seeks to conserve habitats in the Galveston Bay Area.


On view until Thursday, August 4, 2022.

Basera Khan: weight on history & Jennifer Steinkamp: Uterus at the Moody Center for the Arts

“Uterus” by Jennifer Steinkamp | Courtesy of Moody Center for the Arts

Two separate exhibitions are presented at the Rice University Center for the Arts, including the first solo exhibition by Texas-based artist Baseera Khan. His work in weight on history presents an array of pieces in a variety of mediums, including a monumental sculptural commission, which offers a means to critique existing power structures and envision alternative futures.

And at Jennifer Steinkamp’s Uterus, visitors are invited to enter an interactive VR space where, through the use of handheld controllers, they are free to manipulate and collide with projected images of fruit. Steinkamp’s work aims to probe ideas of the fruit as a plant’s matured ovary and its connections to the female function of seeds, spores and weeds.


On view until Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Leandro Erlich: Seeing is not believing at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Building” by Leandro Erlich, now exhibited at the MFAH | Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts

Step into the world of optical illusion with two iconic installations by concept artist Leandro Erlich. Through a mirror turn in Buildingyou may find yourself clinging to the side of a four-story building, or appear through glass in a psychoanalyst’s office in The shrink’s office. Both works invite visitors to immerse themselves in everyday scenes while challenging their perceptions of balance, space and the absolute.

Tickets are $19; free for children under 12.

On view until Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022.

David-Jeremiah: Investigating the Early Career at the Museum of African American Culture in Houston

IAHYFFAWD / NFDBJWBD by David-Jeremiah | Courtesy of the artist and Von Ammon Co.

A rising voice in the contemporary art world, the Dallas-based artist is explored in this survey of the work of a brief three-year period dating back to 2019. Hamburgini Rally: Soul Hunt City series. Her work, assertive and passionate, lays bare many facets of the “400-year-old conversation” America has around race, asking what is that conversation for today and where do we go from there?


To discover until Saturday, September 10, 2022.


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