Arts, Culture, and Humanities

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON

  • Houston, TX
  • www.mfah.org

Mission Statement

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is dedicated to excellence in collecting, exhibiting, preserving, conserving, and interpreting art for all people.

Main Programs

  1. The Museum

service areas

Texas

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ruling year

1956

chief executive

Mr. Gary Tinterow

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Keywords

fine art, museum, houston texas

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EIN

74-1109655

Physical Address

1001 Bissonnet St.

Houston, TX 77005

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Art Museums (A51)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The Museum

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the largest art museum in America south of Chicago, west of Washington, D.C., and east of Los Angeles.

THE ART: The collection contains more than 57,000 artworks, which date from antiquity to the present. The major civilizations of Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa are represented. Italian Renaissance paintings, French Impressionist works, photographs, American and European decorative arts, African and Pre-Columbian gold, American art, and European and American paintings and sculpture from post-1945 are particularly strong holdings. 

EDUCATION & PUBLIC PROGRAMS: plans and implements all materials and programs that interpret the museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Facilities for research are also provided. 

GLASSELL SCHOOL: educates artists and the community at large in the visual arts through excellence programs.

There are two major museum buildings, the Caroline Wiess Law Building and the Audrey Jones Beck Building; two facilities for the Glassell School of Art, the Studio School for Adults and the Glassell Junior School; two house museums that exhibit decorative arts, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Rienzi; the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden; and 18 acres of public gardens.

A total of 300,000 square feet of space is dedicated to the display of art.

The Hirsch Library is one of the largest art libraries in the Southwest.

More than 2.5 million people visit the MFAH each year.

Community outreach programs touch the lives of more than 670,000 people each year.

Category

Budget

Population Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

service areas

Texas

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THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS HOUSTON

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Gary Tinterow

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Richard D Kinder

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