— his career as a fine artist went stratospheric when he debuted a sculpture of his nude, lifeless father at two-third scale. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, we’ll view 13 of his hauntingly realistic figures from cradle to grave, warts and all, in “Ron Mueck.” Alison de Lima Greene, Isabel Brown Wilson curator of modern and contemporary art, borrows a page from Shakespeare to describe the appeal of his work. “From mewling infant to old age, it’s a common fascination. What unites us all is the fact that we have mortal frames.”
12:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Continuing 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sundays. February 26 to August 13. 1001 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-639-7300 or visit mfah.org
. Free to $18.
Ron Mueck spent decades creating puppets, animatronics and models for film, television and advertising and — though his work (and voice of Ludo) are immortalized in the film