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100 Highlights
of the MFAH
Take a tour through some of the most significant objects in the MFAH collections. On these pages, you can browse 100 highlights from collections throughout the institution. Then visit the MFAH in person to discover your own favorites.
 
WILLIAM BOUGUEREAU
The Elder Sister
1869
Oil on canvas
Incense Burner
12th century
Bronze, cast and pierced
CHARLES WILLSON PEALE
Self-Portrait with Angelica and Portrait of Rachel
c. 1782–85
Oil on canvas
ANTONIO GIOVANNI CANAL, called CANALETTO
The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice
c. 1730
oil on canvas
DAMIEN HIRST
End Game
2000–2004
Glass, stainless steel, human skeletons, and medical equipment
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN
Portrait of a Young Woman
1633
Oil on wood
VINCENT VAN GOGH
The Rocks
1888
Oil on canvas
ROBERT FRANK
Trolley, New Orleans, from the series "The Americans"
1955
Gelatin silver print
Armchair
c. 1770
Beech, gilding, and upholstery (not original)
WILLEM VAN AELST
Hunt Still Life with a Velvet Bag on a Marble Ledge
c. 1665
Oil on canvas
JAMES TURRELL
The Light Inside
1999
Neon and ambient light
ROGIER VAN DER WEYDEN
Virgin and Child
Painted after 1454
Oil on wood
Ballplayer
600–900
Ceramic
HÉLIO OITICICA
Vermelho cortando o branco
1958
Oil on canvas
ELIE NADELMAN
Tango
c. 1918–24
Cherry wood and gesso
Burial Mask
5th century or earlier
Gold
GEORGIA O'KEEFFE
Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow
c. 1923
Oil on canvas
ANDY WARHOL
Self-Portrait
1986
Acrylic screen print on canvas
PETER CHANG
Bracelet
1992
Acrylic, PVC, found objects, and polystyrene foam
God the Father
Early 15th century
Ivory