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Georges Braque: A Retrospective
February 13–May 11, 2014
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.
See the Work of Two Great Modernists in Houston
While Georges Braque: A Retrospective is on view, the Menil Collection presents a pair of exhibitions devoted to the work of renowned Surrealist artist René Magritte (1898–1967).
Related catalogues and publications are available through The MFAH Shop (713.639.7360) and the Museum's Hirsch Library (713.639.7325).
This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais, with the partnership of the Centre Pompidou, Paris. An indemnity has been granted by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Generous funding is provided by:
Anchorage Foundation of Texas
National Endowment for the Arts
The Brown Foundation, Inc. / Jeff Fort
Robert Lehman Foundation
The Scaler Foundation