Exterior View, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

About the Museum


Interior View, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Interior View, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Exterior View, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Exterior View, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Interior View, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Interior View, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Interior View, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Thomas R. DuBrock

Interior View, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Established in 1900, this museum is the largest cultural institution in a region rich with art. Here are more than 64,000 works of art created by cultures across the globe from ancient times to the present day. The majority of works in the collection lie in the areas of Italian Renaissance painting, French Impressionism, photography, American and European decorative arts, African and pre-Columbian gold, American art and postwar European and American painting and sculpture. In recent decades, Texas painting has become another strong focus, as well as the subject of special exhibitions, while emerging collection interests in modern and contemporary Latin American, Asian and Islamic art continue to strengthen the museum’s holdings diversity. Two important contemporary highlights are the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden and James Turrell’s iconic installation The Light Inside (1999).

Collection Highlights


Edo peoples, Benin Kingdom, Commemorative Head of a King, 1500-1700.jpg

Edo peoples, Benin Kingdom

Commemorative Head of a King
Portrait of a Young Woman�

Rembrandt van Rijn

Portrait of a Young Woman
Francisco de Goya, Don Vicente, c. 1787-88.jpg

Francisco de Goya

Don Vicente Isabel Osorio de Moscoso y Álvarez de Toledo, Conde de Trastámara
Paul Cezanne, Madame Cezanne in Blue, 1888-90.jpg

Paul Cézanne

Madame Cézanne in Blue
Pipilotti Rist, Pixel Forest Transformer, 2016.jpg

Pipilotti Rist

Pixel Forest Transformer
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston : Collection Highlights
Edo peoples, Benin Kingdom, Commemorative Head of a King, 1500-1700.jpg
Photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Thomas R. DuBrock

Edo peoples, Benin Kingdom

Commemorative Head of a King, 1500-1700
copper alloy
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum purchase funded by the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Fund and Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb
Portrait of a Young Woman�
Photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Thomas R. DuBrock

Rembrandt van Rijn

Portrait of a Young Woman, 1633
oil on wood
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum purchase funded by Isabel B. and Wallace S. Wilson, the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Fund, Caroline Wiess Law, Fayez Sarofim, the Blanton and Wareing families in honour of Laura Lee Blanton, the Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund, the Fondren Foundation, Houston Endowment Inc., Mr and Mrs George P. Mitchell, Ethel G. Carruth, Mr and Mrs Charles W. Duncan, Jr, Marjorie G. Horning, Mr and Mrs E. J. Hudson, Jr, Mrs William S. Kilroy, Mr and Mrs Charles W. Tate and Nina and Michael Zilkha. Additional funding from the Linda and Ronny Finger Foundation, Ann Trammell and Mr and Mrs Temple Webber. In memory of Caroline Wiess Law
Francisco de Goya, Don Vicente, c. 1787-88.jpg
Photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Will Michels

Francisco de Goya

Don Vicente Isabel Osorio de Moscoso y Álvarez de Toledo, Conde de Trastámara, c.1787-1788
oil on canvas
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum purchase funded by the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Endowment and the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment
Paul Cezanne, Madame Cezanne in Blue, 1888-90.jpg
Photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Thomas R. DuBrock

Paul Cézanne

Madame Cézanne in Blue, 1888-1889
oil on canvas
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The Robert Lee Blaffer Memorial Collection, gift of Sarah Campbell Blaffer
Pipilotti Rist, Pixel Forest Transformer, 2016.jpg
© fbm studio, Mancia/Bodmer

Pipilotti Rist

Pixel Forest Transformer, 2016
hanging LED light installation and media player, edition 2/3
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Museum purchase funded by the Caroline Wiess Law Accessions Endowment Fund

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The Glamour and Romance of Oscar de la Renta

8 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018
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