New Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

We explore the treasures within The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through images in the Bridgeman archive.

The Turning Road, L'Estaque / Andre Derain / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Museum purchase funded by Audrey Jones Beck / Bridgeman Images
The Turning Road, L'Estaque / Andre Derain / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Museum purchase funded by Audrey Jones Beck / Bridgeman Images

 

 

A Global Collection: 90 Years

 

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is one of the largest museums in the United States, boasting an extensive collection of over 65,000 pieces from around the globe, over 2,300 of which are available to license through the Bridgeman archive.

2014 marks the 90th anniversary of the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, which first opened its grand doors to the public in 1924. With a collection of art and artifacts originating from six continents, the museum is highly acclaimed as one of the most diverse collections in the country, and is renowned for their collections of French Impressionism, American photography, European decorative arts and much more.

As a result of its encyclopedic collection, the Museum is in the top ten most visited in the US.

 

The Fall of Man / Lucas Cranach the Younger / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Edith A. and Percy S. Straus Collection / Bridgeman Images
The Fall of Man / Lucas Cranach the Younger / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Edith A. and Percy S. Straus Collection / Bridgeman Images

 

 

The Yellow Scale / Frantisek Kupka / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / funds provided by the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Fund and the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund / Bridgeman Images
The Yellow Scale / Frantisek Kupka / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / funds provided by the Alice Pratt Brown Museum Fund and the Brown Foundation Accessions Endowment Fund / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Gifted Treasures

 

The museum was regularly gifted works of art from local benefactors, such as Ima Hogg, since its grand opening in 1924, expanding its grounds multiple times to house world renowned collections such as The John A. and Audrey Jones Beck Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.

Highlights of these collections include Self-Portrait with Angelica and Portrait of Rachel by Charles Willson Peale, Self-Portrait by Any Warhol, and Bracelet by Peter Chang.
 

See all images from the Museum of Fine Art, Houston's collections in the Bridgeman archive

 

Find out more

 

Bridgeman represents over 70 American museums and collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


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Half / Kenneth Noland / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / gift of Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Long / Bridgeman Images
Half / Kenneth Noland / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / gift of Mr. and Mrs. Meredith Long / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Frida Kahlo and Emmy Lou Packard, Mexico, 1941 / Diego Rivera and Emmy Lou Packard / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / museum purchase with funds provided in h honor of Peter C. Marzio / Bridgeman Images
Frida Kahlo and Emmy Lou Packard, Mexico, 1941 / Diego Rivera and Emmy Lou Packard / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / museum purchase with funds provided in h honor of Peter C. Marzio / Bridgeman Images

 

 

The Orange Trees or The Artist's Brother in His Garden / Gustave Caillebotte / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Museum purchase funded by Audrey Jones Beck / Bridgeman Images
The Orange Trees or The Artist's Brother in His Garden / Gustave Caillebotte / Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Museum purchase funded by Audrey Jones Beck / Bridgeman Images

 


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