This is the big daddy of Houston's art scene. With 65,000 pieces spanning ancient times to the present, these collections cover a lot of ground and include antiquities from Rome, Greece, and Egypt; gold objects from African royal courts; bronze vessels from 11th-century China; American landscapes from the 19th century; and European paintings, including Renaissance, Impressionist and post-Impressionist works. The modern and contemporary holdings are particularly popular, with works by Picasso, Matisse, and Pollock. One of the most striking displays is James Turrell's "The Light Inside," a mesmerizing tunnel of light that connects the museum's two main buildings. A film department screens a diverse lineup of hard-to-find or overlooked movies; recent programs include Hitchcock silents, a Turkish festival, and jazz on film. There's also a serene sculpture garden designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi, which integrates concrete walls with natural elements and contains works by Rodin, Calder, and Ellsworth Kelly. The MFAH has two outposts, Bayou Bend and Rienzi, mansions in River Oaks which showcase American and European decorative arts respectively.