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The Menil Collection

1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Modern Art!

I appreciate art a lot, I'm not an expert though. There are art pieces in the building that for me... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sara M
Houston, Texas
An art education must

This collection, building and grounds create a fertile oasis for art appreciation. Years ago I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brownsville, Texas
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One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such surrealist works as those by Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, and offers visitors a sign-free and simply-designed environment in which to experience the art in a more personal way. The main building is accompanied by four satellite buildings.
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  • Average5%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
+1 713-525-9400
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Reviewed yesterday

I appreciate art a lot, I'm not an expert though. There are art pieces in the building that for me weren't easy to understand, let's say "too modern/abstract". But, again, this is an ignorant opinion! Overall a good place to spend an afternoon, especially when...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This collection, building and grounds create a fertile oasis for art appreciation. Years ago I visited with primary school daughters and a little cousin. To watch three little girls holding hands walking thru two thousand years of human artistic expression, chatting continuously, gesticulating excitedly, I...More

Thank thomasdemaar
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Menil Collection is by far one the best collections of Futurist, Dadaist and Surrealist art. It also houses examples of the Oceanic and African art that influenced the modern artists. As well as examples of mid-20th Century Modern Art. If you find yourself in...More

Thank jimriddle4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love visiting the Menil every time we go to Houston. They have an incredible collection of Modern and Contemporary art. A must-see for any art lover! And the building is beautiful.

Thank QuinetteTX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Menil Collection has a nice variety of surrealist pieces. It is a small gallery that only takes 1-2 hours to peruse. My only issue is that it is not family friendly. I have a 4 and 7 year old. It is my personal opinion...More

Thank Brilyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is full of wonders: modern art, Pre-Columbian, the Fabiola Project, all excellent and all free to the public. The grounds are a great place to picnic. The Rothko Chapel is a perfect place to meditate.

Thank patronatx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The buildings that comprise the Menil are architectural wonders in and of themselves. And then, oh my, there's the ART! From Surrealism to Oceania, from African to Native American, this museum is rich and varied

Thank Kiki P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Artists of the Coenties Slip was an excellent exhibit - just wish it had more to it! Surrealism is a specialty here and they do it well. Friendly staff who act like they are actually glad to see you there (and it's a free museum!)....More

Thank RoadTripMan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, this is an ever-enlarging art museum that, as most, offers new shows but the galleries are stocked with a wide range of modernist, post-modernist, and South Pacific Islander art. It continues to grow and will always be new to you. And, did I mention...More

Thank Nonewts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Menil Collection is housed in a beautiful building and the art is attractively displayed. The staff members with whom we we came into contact were friendly. My problem with this small art museum is that it does not permit photographs being taken in the...More

Thank CJTravelerTexas
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17 March 2016|
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Response from Sharon H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I'm a member. I visit about once a month. Do you have a specific question I might help with?
Patricia L
30 January 2016|
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Response from Ricky_The_One | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure but their website says: "Accessibility: The main entrance on Sul Ross Street is accessible to all. Should you need further assistance, please call (713) 525-9400"
Patricia L
30 January 2016|
Response from GARY P |
I'm not sure. You can call them at (713) 525-9400.