This definitive retrospective of the career of Georges Braque (1882–1963) presents 75 significant works of art. The selections range from the artist’s early, bold Fauvist paintings, to the radical Cubist compositions that shaped the course of Modern art, to the lyrical still lifes and landscape abstractions of his later years.
The MFAH is the only U.S. venue for Georges Braque: A Retrospective, which premiered at the Grand Palais in Paris. Organized to mark the 50th anniversary of the French artist’s death, the exhibition draws on the deep collections of Braque’s work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, with additional loans gathered from public and private collections across Europe and the United States. Works from the MFAH collections are also included.
One of the most influential painters of the 20th century, Braque invented Cubism with his friend and collaborator, Pablo Picasso. This exhibition explores Braque’s unique achievement and reveals his genius to new audiences. It is the first comprehensive museum survey of Braque’s work seen in the United States in 25 years.
In-Gallery Extra: Audio Tour
Enhance your exhibition experience and learn more about the artwork on view. You may purchase the optional audio tour at the admissions desks and at the carts in the Museum lobbies.
The MFAH Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum's Hirsch Library (713.639.7325) offer the catalogue, exhibition guide, and other related publications in French and English.
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais with the partnership of Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Generous funding is provided by:
The Brown Foundation, Inc. / Jeff Fort
Robert Lehman Foundation