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The Menil Collection

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Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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Address: 1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: 713-525-9400
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such...
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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My favorite area was the surrealism room. My son's favorite room (he is 15 and had no interest in the other rooms) was the room with the artifacts in it. There were some areas of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Orange Park, Florida

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Orange Park, Florida
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My favorite area was the surrealism room. My son's favorite room (he is 15 and had no interest in the other rooms) was the room with the artifacts in it. There were some areas of the museum that just didn't appeal to me like the modern art room. I don't really understand huge canvases with a couple of different colors... More 

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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When entering this collection I had no idea that it would be this diverse and interesting, so I was happily surprised to learn that apart from the 'famous' pieces of art, there was also ancient crafts and tribal art. I read that the intention had been to create a building that seemed small on the outside and vast on the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very subdued atmosphere and might not be the best option for small children. The museum admittance is free, with a small charge for exhibits. Some of the artists are hard for me to understand, but I always learn a lot when I go. It is near the Rothko Chapel and is in a park area that makes for a very... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great collection, I visit it as often as I can and take visitors there from overseas. The range of art, sculptures, artifacts and exhibitions is fabulous. For me it is one of the best collections.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a free Museum, they have an array of classical and modern art. It is a bit small you can walk all the exhibits in about an hour. After that, you can walk outside and find a few more attraction to keep you busy most afternoon

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is a private collection of beautiful art. The modern building alone is so wonderful in it's open style with natural light. it is relaxing to walk through. You can see the collection in about an hour but they do change it often with many fantastic art pieces in storage. A must see in Houston.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very cool, small Museum featuring collections from Dominique De Minil. Some of the coolest stuff packed into a small venue. Do yourself a favor and check this place out when in Houston.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful place and always new exhibit. The collection is incredible and also the building. Don't forget to go to the new café next to the museum

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This museum holds an eclectic collection of pieces with the art greeting you as you enter from the north façade. We saw several families visiting while we were there, confirming this as a family friendly museum. Be sure to enjoy food and beverage at the nearby Menil Bistro.

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Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The only good thing about the Menil Collection is that it's free. We have lived in Europe and have traveled all over the world and this was one of the worst we've seen. We literally were laughing in every room we went into and couldn't believe it got such high ratings. We love supporting the arts but there has to... More 

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Address: 1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006
Phone Number: 713-525-9400
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose

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