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The Menil Collection

1533 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Hello it’s free!

Awesome place with my favorite artist, Magritte. What’s not to like? Did I mention it’s free... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jacksonville, Florida
via mobile
Unexpected treat

We chanced upon this place after visiting the Rothko Chapel - it was a haven of light, airiness and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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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
+1 713-525-9400
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Reviewed 2 days 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 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely must see collection of art from all ages housed in contemporary building on beautiful campus. Fascinating!!

Thank TishBV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I spent an enjoyable afternoon wandering through the Menil Collection. There are lots of large modern sculptures. Fun and thought provoking.

Thank Melinda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Menil has a wonderful art collection: contemporary, modern and surrealism. Never seen so many René Magritte pieces. Free entrance.

Thank mislouro
Reviewed 4 October 2017

First, one of my grandchildren had so many question about everything under the sun, we took a trip to the to see the collection. the painting left you wondering what the artist was thinking. all the colors and shapes and the objects were ..........

Thank lmitchell495
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It was a really great surprise. The meal and the service were both excellant. The atmosphere was great.

Thank r0nh0u
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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?
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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.