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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.
 
Bust of Madame du Barry
c. 1771–73
Soft-paste porcelain
Myrtle Wreath
c. 330-250 BC
Gold
Standard-Bearer
1200–1519
Volcanic stone
Mask
800-1350
Gold
Shiva Nataraja
13th century
Bronze
PABLO PICASSO
The Rower
1910
Oil on canvas
EDVARD MUNCH
Self-Portrait
1895
Lithograph printed on heavy gray-green paper
WILLEM CLAESZ HEDA
Banquet Piece with Ham
1656
Oil on canvas
Male Figure
20th century
Wood
Easy Chair
1760–1800
Mahogany, eastern white pine, and maple
Lama Deity
2100-2000 BC
Serpentine
PIET MONDRIAN
Composition with Grid 1, 1918
1918
Oil on canvas
Storage Jar
c. 4th century
Stoneware
JACKSON POLLOCK
Untitled [O'Connor-Thaw 770]
c. 1946–47
Brown ink on paper
Warrior
100-800 AD
Silver, gilt copper, and shell
JACOB BODENDIECK
Ginger Jar
1677-78
Sterling silver
JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER
Sheerness as Seen from the Nore
1808
Oil on canvas
ANDRÉ DERAIN
The Turning Road, L'Estaque
1906
Oil on canvas
GYULA KOSICE
La ciudad hidroespacial (The Hydrospatial City)
1946-72
Acrylic, Plexiglas, paint, and light
FRANTIŠEK KUPKA
The Yellow Scale
c. 1907
Oil on canvas