While the Fine Arts provide us with aesthetic pleasure, the Decorative Arts elevate everyday and utilitarian objects, into an art form. Decorative Arts give us a sense of beauty beyond practicality and allow us to enrich our lives with simplicity and craftsmanship.
Decorative Arts could be described as things we choose to live and surround ourselves with and include ceramics, textiles, metals, wood, paper and yes, glass.
The Houston collection will astound and amaze, not by just its sheer volume but it’s beauty.
201 High Street
Anna Houston never occupied the house at 201 High Street, but this Victorian structure serves as a fitting showcase for the Houston collection. The house was built in the mid 1890s and enjoyed by several families before the museum purchased the property in 1968…
Become an official History Hunter with the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts Education Program!
The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts offer educational programs that can be brought to your school or organization. Our programs are fun filled with hands on activities that let your students enjoy their creative side. For each class, we will bring in items from our museum collection.
WE LEARN, WE DISCUSS, WE CREATE!