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The Menil Collection

1533 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Intriguing and fascinating

Located in the middle of a residential neighbourhood area, Menil Collection is not quite where you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
Excellent gem of a collection

Spent a couple of hours strolling through extremely varied galleries.Different cultures showcased... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Greenville, South Carolina
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A legacy of the philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, the Menil Collection opened in 1987. The museum presents regular rotations of artworks from its growing permanent collection, organizes special exhibitions and programs throughout the year, publishes scholarly books, and conducts research into the conservation of modern and contemporary art. The Menil Collection’s main museum building, the first building in the United States designed by Renzo Piano, anchors a parklike 30-acre campus, which also includes the Cy Twombly Gallery, a site-specific Dan Flavin installation, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel—now a venue for long-term installations by contemporary artists—and outdoor sculpture. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and charges no admission fee.
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1533 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located in the middle of a residential neighbourhood area, Menil Collection is not quite where you will expect such a gem of a museum. The collections are varied from modern, surrealism, tribal to visual arts. Really enjoyed the special exhibit from Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma...More

Thank jopearly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours strolling through extremely varied galleries.Different cultures showcased . If you are not an art lover,skip it.If you are a lover of art, don't miss this unique collection.

Thank hellp842
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent collection of modern art, especially surrealism. Rotating collections of contemporary emerging artists.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free entry although $10 donation is suggestion. Wide ranging collection. Modern, contemporary, surreilism, Northwest coast (British Columbia and Alaska) Native American and others.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited The Menil Collection after a nice holiday lunch. The collection is surprisingly good with original pieces by Max Ernst and Andy Warhol, in addition to a thought provoking new exhibit by Mona Hatoum, a Palestinian artist with a bent toward commentary on war....More

Thank goalee111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place with my favorite artist, Magritte. What’s not to like? Did I mention it’s free? Very cool exhibit as well.

Thank jecarter23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chanced upon this place after visiting the Rothko Chapel - it was a haven of light, airiness and serenity compared to the latter, and we enjoyed a lovely couple of hours here. Knowing nothing about the collection in advance, we encountered a wide range...More

Thank PigeonBlue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A collection of art of many mediums by free thinking abstract artists. Also, a collection of ancient artifacts from the Middle East and some from New Guinea. My artist wife loved it more than I did because she appreciated the colors and textures as well...More

Thank George_from_Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is totally free. Parking is a bit of a disaster, but doable it you persist. Beautiful, lovely art gifted to the citizens of Houston to enjoy. Warning - No photos allowed at all, not even without flash. But definitely a wonderful place to...More

Thank modboxmom
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I visited the Menil Collection (and associated sites) twice during a 5-day visit to Houston. It is absolutely my very favorite thing to do in that city. First, yes, I love art. But I also love serene spaces and great architecture and lovely grounds ......More

Thank Sarah R
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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.