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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 Museum in person to discover your own favorites.
 
XUL SOLAR
Jefa (Patroness)
1923
Watercolor on paper, set on cardboard
JOHN SINGER SARGENT
Mrs. Joshua Montgomery Sears (Sarah Choate Sears)
1899
Oil on canvas
Head of Poseidon / Antigonos Doson
227–221 BC
Bronze
JOHN BIGGERS
The Cradle
1950
Conté crayon on paper
SIMON VOUET
Saint Sebastian
c. 1618-20
Oil on canvas
LE CORBUSIER, PIERRE JEANNERET, CHARLOTTE PERRIAND, Manufactured by EMBRU-WERKE AG
Chaise Longue 2072
Designed 1928–29, made c. 1933–37
Bent chromed steel, iron, leather, canvas, and rubber
ERIC FISCHL
Year of the Drowned Dog
1983, edition of 35
Composition of 6 intaglio prints: sugar-lift aquatint, scraping, and soft-ground etching in colors
THOMAS COLE
Indian Pass
1847
Oil on canvas
ROBERT MOTHERWELL
Black on White
1961
Oil on canvas
STUART DAVIS
Gloucester Harbor
1938
Oil on canvas, mounted on panel
PABLO PICASSO
Two Women in Front of a Window
1927
Oil on canvas
Ganesh and Siddhi
10th–11th century
Buff sandstone
PAUL OUTERBRIDGE
Advertisement for the George P. Ide Company
1922
Platinum print
JOAN Miró
Painting (Circus)
1927
Oil on canvas
The Indian Triumph of Dionysus
Late 2nd century AD
Marble
CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI
A Muse
1917
Polished bronze
THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH
Coastal Scene with Shipping and Cattle
c. 1781–82
Oil on canvas
Attributed to POTTIER and STYMUS, MARQUETRY ATTRIBUTED TO JOSEPH CREMER
Parlor Cabinet
c. 1862
Rosewood, burled ash, maple, eastern white pine, and other woods; gilt and bronze
Commemorative Head of a King
16th–17th century
Copper alloy
JASPER JOHNS
Ventriloquist
1983
Encaustic on canvas