Fine Art Museum Houston
The HBU Fine Art Museum Houston is located in the University Academic Center on campus. This 1,100-square-feet, state-of-the-art Museum was designed by Studio RED Architects. The HBU Fine Arts Museum opened on September 20, 2012.
The Fine Arts Museum promotes the understanding of the visual arts and their importance to cultural and intellectual history through direct experiences with original works of art and through an interdisciplinary approach to its collections, exhibitions, publications and programs. These activities support lifelong learning among a range of audiences, including the University family and the broader Houston community.
The Fine Arts Museum is home to five religious-themed masterworks from the collection of Sharon and William Morris, including “Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness” by Anthony Van Dyck, and a 16th-century Russian Icon, formerly on display at the Menil Collection.
The exhibition of a collection of this caliber is the latest expression of the University’s academic and emotional admiration for the role of the arts in the Christian faith’s cultural heritage, a key component of the eighth pillar of the Ten Pillars vision.
The Fine Arts Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Admission is free and open to the public. Private tours are also available.