6,000 years of history at the Museum of Fine Arts

6,000 years of history at the Museum of Fine Arts

Exhibiting more than 50,000 works by van Dyck, Picasso and Pollock, the collection of the largest Texan museum is impressive.

From the outside on Main Street, the Audrey Jones Beck Building (named after a major patron of the museum) may look stark. This concrete building was conceived by architect Rafael Moneo, winner of the 2006 Pritzker award, who supervised the construction of the new wing of the museum in 2000. This expansion was essential in housing the gigantic art collection it offers on display.

Both located in downtown Houston, the two main MFAH buildings are linked together by an underground passage. The Audrey Jones Beck Building shelters collections of Antique art, European works, photographs and American art up to the 1950s. Nearby, the Caroline Wiess Law Building exhibits African, Asian, American, Oceanian and Contemporary arts. In the same vicinity, other museums are also open to the public, mostly regarding decorative arts.

Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet Street
77005 Houston

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