Georges Braque: A Retrospective
Feb 13, 2014 -
May 11, 2014
Law Building, Second Floor
About the exhibition
This definitive retrospective of the career of Georges Braque (1882–1963) presents more than 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.
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.
The MFAH is the only U.S. venue for Georges Braque: A Retrospective, which premiered at the Grand Palais in Paris and has been 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 art collections across Europe and the United States. Works from the MFAH collections are also included.
In-Gallery Extra: Take the Audio Tour
Enhance your exhibition experience and discover additional aspects about the artwork. You may purchase the optional audio tour at the admissions desks.
Enjoy an in-depth Master Tour, offered on two special Mondays—April 7 and 28—when the Museum is closed to the public. This exclusive, insider's look at the exhibition lasts about an hour, and afterward you're invited to discuss your experience over a glass of champagne. TICKETS
See the Work of Two Great Modernists in Houston This Spring
While Georges Braque: A Retrospective
is on view, the Menil Collection presents a pair of exhibitions on renowned Surrealist artist René Magritte (1898–1967). Visit menil.org
The MFAH Shop (713.639.7360) and Hirsch Library (713.639.7325) have related publications in French and English, including the French exhibition catalogue
and the bilingual exhibition guide
Entrance to this exhibition is included with your Museum admission.
Museum members receive free general admission.