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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.
 
GEORGE BELLOWS
Portrait of Florence Pierce
1914
Oil on canvas
GUSTAVE COURBET
The Gust of Wind
c. 1865
Oil on canvas
Celadon Bottle
Late 11th-early 12th century
Stoneware with gray bluish-green glaze
PAUL CÉZANNE
Madame Cézanne in Blue
1888–90
Oil on canvas
FRANK STELLA
Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation III)
1970
Alkyd on canvas
Punch Pot and Cover
c. 1765
Soft-paste porcelain
Linguist Staff and Top Representing an Elephant
19th-20th century
Wood and gold leaf
FRANZ KLINE
Wotan
1950
Oil on canvas mounted on Masonite
BARTOLOMEO VENETO
Portrait of a Lady
Probably 1520s
Oil on panel
EDWARD HICKS
Peaceable Kingdom
c. 1826–28
Oil on canvas
FREDERIC REMINGTON
Fight for the Waterhole
1903
Oil on canvas
CARLOS CRUZ-DIEZ
Cromosaturación (Chromosaturation)
1965/2004
Three chromo-cubicles (fluorescent light with blue, red, and green filters)
Haniwa Warrior
Late 6th century
Red earthenware
BILL VIOLA
Ascension
2000
Single-channel color video and stereo-sound installation, 10-minute continuous loop
EDGAR DEGAS
Woman Drying Herself
c. 1905
Charcoal and pastel on tracing paper, mounted by the artist on wove paper
Feather Tunic
100 BC–700 AD
Cotton and feathers
"Golden Horn" Tondino
First half of 16th century
Frit body with underglaze painting
GEORGE BELLOWS
A Stag at Sharkey's
1917
Lithograph
HENRI MATISSE
Olga Merson
1911
Oil on canvas
Ritual Vessel (Ding)
Early 5th century BC
Bronze