The MFAH Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, United States
Remington, Frederic. The Scout, c. 1902. Oil on canvas, 119.4  cm x 87.6  cm. Houston, Museum of Fine Arts.

Description icon-questionA descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.

Established in 1900, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) is one of the largest museums in the United States. The museum collection houses more than 65,000 works of art from antiquity to present day. Users can search by keywords or browse by collecting areas, artist/maker, culture, classification and artist nationality.

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Subject icon-question Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.

Style Period icon-questionTerms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute

Work Types icon-questionTerms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.

Openness icon-questionOpenness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).

Allow Reuse for educational and non-commercial purposes

Allow Reuse for educational and non-commercial purposes

Notes on Usage icon-questionAdditional notes on the terms of use on the digital images in the collection.

Materials on the site are made available for “limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only”, or for fair use as defined by the US copyright law. The materials may not be altered in any way. Copying and distribution of the materials for commercial use (including scholarly ) is strictly prohibited. Citation is required by including the author, source and the URL , “www.mfah.org”.

e.g. Remington, Frederic. The Scout, c. 1902. Oil on canvas, 119.4  cm x 87.6  cm. Houston, Museum of Fine Arts. http://www.mfah.org.

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