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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) is one of the largest museums in the United States with a permanent collection spanning over 6,000 years of history with approximately 64,000 works from six continents.   The museum’s collections and programs are housed across seven separate building/facilities.

The museum’s largest collections include 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. Other collections include African-American art and Texas painting, modern and contemporary Latin American art, Asian art, and Islamic art.

The Masterpieces of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston include:

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Essential Facts:

  • Name:                   Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • City:                       Houston
  • Established:         1900
  • Type:                     Art museum
  • Location:              1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005 United States


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