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Museum of Fine Arts Houston
museum in Houston, USA
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Museum of Fine Arts Houston
museum in Houston, USA

1001 Bissonnet St
Houston, Texas
United States

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The Museums of Fine Arts, Houston is the largest cultural institution in the southwest region proving that everything is bigger in Texas.

Their collection by no means falls short of this reputation. Works from antiquity to the present are represented with art from a plethora of global cultures. Seriously though, they have over 65,000 works in their collection so there is bound to be something you like. They also rep about a zillion different buildings in order to exhibit their behemoth of a collection. MFAH is also home to the International Center for the Arts for the Americas, which is one of the leading research institutions for Latino Art. Why the leading institution for Latino Art is in the US is beyond me, but hey, it's a pretty spiffy accomplishment nonetheless.

MFAH is also expanding like crazy and the construction of two new buildings is in the works (since the museum was not already big enough). One will serve as the home for their 20th and 21st century art collection and another for the Glassell School of Art.

MFAH also does a pretty spectacular job of allowing people to experience their collections free of charge. In fact, nearly 40% of visitors experience the museum sans any strain on the old pocketbook.

If for whatever reason you feel Sartle is lacking in information, they have collaborated with Google Art Project so that people on a global scale can interact with their institution and collection. While it may be a bit perturbing that it's just a matter of time before Google takes over the world through their incessant pursuit to acquire all information, at least we can check out some shockingly high res pictures of the MFAH’s art collection!

MFAH finds its home in the Museum District of Houston. This area boasts over 19 museums, which is a pretty whopping huge number - of course not falling short of the over-sized Texas stereotypes. Since everything is bigger in Texas, your expectations for this museum should be too. And let us say, you probably won’t be disappointed.

 

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Here is what Wikipedia says about Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), located in the Houston Museum District, Houston, is one of the largest museums in the United States. The permanent collection of the museum spans more than 6,000 years of history with approximately 64,000 works from six continents.

The museum benefits the Houston community through programs, publications and media presentations. Each year, 1.25 million people benefit from museum's programs, workshops and resource centers. Of that total, more than 500,000 people participate in the community outreach programs.

Check out the full Wikipedia article about Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.