Collection Spotlight: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Bridgeman is proud to represent the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which holds an outstanding collection of art from around the world.


Located in the heart of Houston's museum district, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston boasts the title of the largest cultural institution in the southwest of America. The museum houses an encyclopedic collection of more than 65,000 works of art embracing every era of history across the globe. 

 

Orpheus Leading Eurydice from the Underworld, 1861 (oil on canvas), Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA / Museum Purchase with funds provided by / Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund

 

Established in 1900, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston was the first art museum in Texas. Architects William Ward Watkin and James Chillman, Jr. chose the popular Neoclassical style for the museum's design.

 

Chromointerference, April, 2008 (screenprint on Plexiglas & plastic), Carlos Cruz-Diez (b.1923) / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA / gift of Frances and Peter C. Marzio

 

The encyclopedic collections at the museum span time and place, covering world cultures from antiquity to modern times. These collections include detailed works of American art, European paintings, pre-Columbian and African gold, decorative arts and design, photography, prints and drawings, Modern and Contemporary painting and sculpture, and Latin American art. 

 

Shiva Nataraja (bronze), Indian School, (13th century) / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA / Gift of Carol and Robert Straus

 

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