Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


Artstor and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are collaborating to make approximately 20,000 images from the permanent collection available in the Digital Library.

The collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) spans antiquity to today, with strengths in Italian Renaissance painting, French Impressionism, photography, American and European decorative arts, African and pre-Columbian gold, American art, and post-1945 European and American painting and sculpture. The museum has further strengthened the diversity of its collection with modern and contemporary Latin American art, Asian art, and Islamic art.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) is the oldest art museum in Texas. The site was dedicated in 1917 and it opened to the public in 1924. MFAH now houses more than 64,000 works of art created by cultures across the globe, from ancient times to today. Located in the heart of Houston's Museum District, the MFAH is a dynamic cultural complex comprising two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitors' center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools, and two house museums.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 20,000
Percentage of completion 26%

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: August 12, 2014

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