Museum Of Fine Arts

Address: 1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-639-7300

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the largest art museum in America south of Chicago, west of Washington, D.C., and east of Los Angeles.There are two major museum buildings, the Caroline Wiess Law Building and the Audrey Jones Beck Building; two facilities for the Glassell School ofArt, the Studio School for Adults and the Glassell Junior School; two house museums that exhibit decorative arts, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Rienzi; the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden; and 18 acres of public gardens.A total of 300,000 square feet of space is dedicated to the display of art.The Hirsch Library is one of the largest art libraries in the Southwest.More than 2.5 million people visit the MFAH each year. Community outreach programs touch the lives of more than 670,000 people each year.

The collection contains more than 53,000 artworks, which date from antiquity to the present. The major civilizations of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa are represented. Italian Renaissance paintings, French Impressionist works, photographs, American and  European decorative arts, African and Pre-Columbian gold, American art, and European and American paintings and sculpture from post-1945 are particularly strong holdings.The museum and the Glassell School of Art present more than thirty changing exhibitions each year. The MFAH has published more than forty scholarly books in the last decade.

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  • Exhibition - Securing The Glow: Photographs Of Clouds At Museum Of Fine Arts

    Visible yet immaterial, clouds seem to thicken into dark, foreboding masses or disperse into thin air at the turn of a moment. Scientists and artists alike have pondered these manifestations of condensed water vapor, studying clouds for meteorological data or appreciating th...

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  • Exhibition - Degas: A New Vision At Museum Of Fine Arts

    Degas: A New Vision offers the most significant international survey in nearly 30 years of the work of Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas (1834–1917). The reputation of this celebrated French artist has often focused on his ballet imagery, and yet Degas’s rich, complex, and abu...

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  • Exhibition - Emperors Treasures: Chinese Art At Museum Of Fine Arts

    Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, TaipeiEmperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei brings to Houston masterpieces that highlight the artistic and cultural contributions of imperial rulers in China, from the So...

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  • Exhibition - Helen Levitt: In The Street 2016

    One of most celebrated photographers of the 20th century, Helen Levitt captured candid views of everyday life on the streets of New York City. Helen Levitt: In the Street spans her career from the late 1930s to the mid-1980s. The exhibition features black-and-white and color...

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