The MFAH art collections and exhibitions are presented primarily in the Museum’s two main gallery buildings: the Audrey Jones Beck Building and the Caroline Wiess Law Building. Connected by the underground Wilson Tunnel, these two locations also house the café, shop, library, Kinder Foundation Education Center, and Brown Auditorium Theater.
The Beck Building, named for MFAH patron Audrey Jones Beck, features galleries for changing exhibitions as well as for the Museum's collections of ancient art, European art, photography, prints and drawings, and American art to the mid-20th century. The Museum's shop and cafe are also located in the Beck Building.
The Law Building, named for MFAH patron Caroline Wiess Law, features galleries for changing exhibitions as well as for the MFAH collections of Asian, African, Islamic, Native American, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, and Modern and Contemporary art. The Law Building also houses the Kinder Foundation Education Center, Hirsch Library, and Brown Auditorium Theater.