Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX Photos

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston sits within a campus of buildings by distinguished architect in Houston's Museum District. They include structures (1924) by William Ward Watkin, (1953) by Kenneth Franzheim, (1958 & 1974) by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and (2000) Rafael Moneo. The collection encompasses ancient works from the classical Mediterranean, European paintings, Native American and world arts.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Watkin Building. Houston, TX.Watkin Building of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Song of Strength granite sculpture by Eduardo Chillida at Watkin Building of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe facade of Caroline Wiess Law Building at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Watkin Building. Houston, TX.Watkin Building (1924-6) (1001 Bissonnet) of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX. Style: Neo-classical. Architect: William Ward Watkin.Song of Strength granite sculpture (1966) by Eduardo Chillida at Watkin Building of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe facade of Caroline Wiess Law Building at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Entrance hall staircase of original Watkin building at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Passageway from old to new buildings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe details in Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Barcelona chairs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in lobby at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Entrance hall staircase of original Watkin building at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Passageway from old to new buildings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe details in Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Barcelona chairs (1929) by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in lobby at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Audrey Jones Beck Building of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Facade details of Beck Building of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Audrey Jones Beck Building of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Museum of Fine Arts, Houston sign on Moneo's Beck Building. Houston, TX.
Audrey Jones Beck Building (2000) of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX. Architect: Rafael Moneo.Facade details of Beck Building of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Audrey Jones Beck Building (2000) of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX. Architect: Rafael Moneo.Museum of Fine Arts, Houston sign on Moneo's Beck Building (2000). Houston, TX.
Moneo's Beck Building interior of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Roman & Greek antiquities at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Roman marble sarcophagus showing battle between soldiers & amazons at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Detail of Roman marble sarcophagus showing battle between soldiers & amazons at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Moneo's Beck Building interior of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Roman & Greek antiquities at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Roman marble sarcophagus showing battle between soldiers & amazons (140-170) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Detail of Roman marble sarcophagus showing battle between soldiers & amazons (140-170) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Marble Phoenician sarcophagus of a youth at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Roman marble torso of Aphrodite at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Marble Roman goddess at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Ancient Greek pottery at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Marble Phoenician sarcophagus of a youth (5th-4th C BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Roman marble torso of Aphrodite (1st C BCE-1st C AD) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Marble Roman goddess (1st C AD) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Ancient Greek pottery at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Egyptian mummy mask with companion statues & coffin painted with sacred ibis of Thoth at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Egyptian wooden coffin painted with sacred ibis of Thoth at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Egyptian painted wooden model boat at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Egyptian Thoth, god of writing & knowledge as a baboon faience statue at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Egyptian mummy mask (c305 BCE-100AD) with companion statues (300-30 BCE) & coffin painted with sacred ibis of Thoth (305-30 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Egyptian wooden coffin painted with sacred ibis of Thoth (305-30 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Egyptian painted wooden model boat (c2055-1784 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Egyptian Thoth, god of writing & knowledge as a baboon faience statue (664-525 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Painted wooden Egyptian mummy portrait of young girl at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Architecture of paintings gallery at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.European paintings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.European paintings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Painted wooden Egyptian mummy portrait of young girl (30 BCE-200AD) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Architecture of paintings gallery at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.European paintings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.European paintings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Impressionist era paintings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Lamentation painting attrib. Quinten Metsys of Netherlands at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.St Christopher Carrying Christ Child through Sinful World by circle of Hieronymus Bosch at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Carp & Pike painting by Pieter van Boucle of Netherlands at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Impressionist era paintings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Lamentation painting (c1520) attrib. Quinten Metsys of Netherlands at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.St Christopher Carrying Christ Child through Sinful World (c1520) by circle of Hieronymus Bosch at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Carp & Pike painting (1652) by Pieter van Boucle (aka Van Boeckel) of Netherlands at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Archangel St. Michael painting by Claudio Coello of Spain at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Pan & Syrinx painting by Pierre Mignard of France at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Still life with Golden Bream painting by Francisco de Goya of Spain at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Madame la Maréchale Lannes, Duchesse de Montebello, with her Children portrait by François Pascal Simon Gérard of France at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Archangel St. Michael painting (1660s) by Claudio Coello of Spain at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Pan & Syrinx painting (c1688) by Pierre Mignard of France at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Still life with Golden Bream painting (1808-12) by Francisco de Goya of Spain at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Madame la Maréchale Lannes, Duchesse de Montebello, with her Children portrait (1814) by François Pascal Simon Gérard (aka Baron Gérard) of France at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Meeting of Lawyers painting by Honoré Daumier of France at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Toilers of the Sea painting by Édouard Manet at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Windmill on the Onbekende Gracht, Amsterdam painting by Claude Monet at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Bottom of the Ravine painting by Paul Cézanne at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Meeting of Lawyers painting (c1860) by Honoré Daumier of France at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Toilers of the Sea painting (1873) by Édouard Manet at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Windmill on the Onbekende Gracht, Amsterdam painting (1874) by Claude Monet at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Bottom of the Ravine painting (c1879) by Paul Cézanne at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Susan Comforting the Baby painting by Mary Cassatt at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Native American Art of the Southwest gallery at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Lord Itzam K'an Ahk II limestone stela from Petén, Guatemala at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Ceramic Acoma jar with parrot at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Susan Comforting the Baby painting (c1881) by Mary Cassatt at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Native American Art of the Southwest gallery at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Lord Itzam K'an Ahk II limestone stela (731) from Petén, Guatemala at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Ceramic Acoma jar with parrot (c1925) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Ceramic Hopi jar with abstract birds at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Wooden Hopi Kachina doll at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Wooden Hopi Kachina dolls at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Collection of South American native ceramics at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Ceramic Hopi jar with abstract birds (c1925) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Wooden Hopi Kachina doll (1910-40) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Wooden Hopi Kachina dolls(1920-40) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Collection of South American native ceramics at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Moché ceramic owl jar at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Moché ceramic hawk vessel at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Calima gold masks & objects from southwest Colombia at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Sicán gold ornaments & beakers from Lambayeque, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Moché ceramic owl jar (100-800) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Moché ceramic hawk vessel (100-800) at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Calima gold masks & objects(1000BCE-800AD) from southwest Colombia at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Sicán gold ornaments & beakers (800-1350) from Lambayeque, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Sicán gold Janus-faced beaker from Lambayeque, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Chimú silver beakers from North Coast, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Moché silver headdress ornament from North Coast, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Sicán gold mask from Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Sicán gold Janus-faced beaker (800-1350) from Lambayeque, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Chimú silver beakers (1100-1450) from North Coast, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Moché silver headdress ornament (100-800) from North Coast, Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Sicán gold mask from Peru at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Collection of Quimbaya culture gold figures from Colombia at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Chiriqui stingray bell pendant from Panama at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Kwakiutl sea lion feast bowl from BC, Canada at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Yup'ik Inuit wolf sprit mask from Kuskokwim River, AK at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Collection of Quimbaya culture gold figures from Colombia at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Chiriqui stingray bell pendant (400-1550) from Panama at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Kwakiutl sea lion feast bowl (mid 19th C) from BC, Canada at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Yup'ik Inuit wolf sprit mask (1850-75) from Kuskokwim River, AK at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Gold & jeweled crowns from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold royal jewelry from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold royal jewelry necklace from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Royal Kris from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Gold & jeweled crowns (19th-20th C) from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold royal jewelry (19th-20th C) from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold royal jewelry necklace (c1890) from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Royal Kris (sword) (19th-20th C) from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Kris from Sumatra & Kris from Sulawesi at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gallery of Javanese art with head of deity carved from volcanic stone at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold king's crown from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold ornaments from Island of Sumba, Indonesia at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Kris (19th C) from Sumatra & Kris (17th-early 18th C) from Sulawesi at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gallery of Javanese art with head of deity (9th C) carved from volcanic stone at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold king's crown (19th C) from Island of Bali at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Gold ornaments (19th C) from Island of Sumba, Indonesia at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Kente Cloth by Akan people of Ghana at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Leather & gold leaf sandals by Akan people of Ghana at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Wooden elephant mask from Cameroon at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Royal stool & royal palace posts from Cameroon at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Kente Cloth by Akan people of Ghana at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Leather & gold leaf sandals (c1900) by Akan people of Ghana at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Wooden elephant mask (20thC) from Cameroon at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Royal stool (early-mid 19thC) & royal palace posts (late 19th-early 20th C) from Cameroon at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Headdresses from Democratic Republic of Congo at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.King's Ceremonial Hat from Cameroon at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Chief's chair from Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.
Headdresses (20thC) from Democratic Republic of Congo at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.King's Ceremonial Hat (early 20thC) from Cameroon at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Chief's chair (early 20thC) from Angola or Democratic Republic of Congo at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.

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