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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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Menil Museum, unsual great Museum in the heart of Houston.

This Museum offers something that no other Museum does : FREE everyday. Don't miss the Picasso. It offers a good variety of pieces

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This Museum offers something that no other Museum does : FREE everyday. Don't miss the Picasso. It offers a good variety of pieces

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love this museum! It has works of art from many well known artists. There is never a fee to go and visit. It's a great place to take visitors to Houston as no one outside of Houston has really heard of it.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Museum is in a park-like setting. The pieces that the Menils collected are unique and not usually seen in a typical museum. The oceania/african pieces are displayed so there is natual light and the garden is the backdrop. It feels natural and open. Paintings are spaciously hung and you have to look for the plaque with the artist's name because... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Between the collections housed in the main building (surrealists, primitive art, etc.) and additional attractions (Rothko Chapel, Infinity Machine, Flavin exhibit) there's plenty to blow your mind and appeal to your senses at the Menil Collection. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've been to many contemporary art museums in Europe and I'm deeply disappointed with the poor level of this exhibition. Go to Tate in London or MOCAK in Krakow - you will spot the difference. Menil is just a random collection of paintings, and I could not see any arts in it. Sorry :-( Just don't call it great, when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful and well crafted museums I have ever visited. The works are magnificent and plentiful.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you have the opportunity just go there! It is wonderful and minimalist. The surrounding is beautiful and make sure to make it to the nearby Rothko Chapel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The building and the collection is definitely impressive. There are works by some truly signature artists. Free entry - only donation is required.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a nice little gem of a museum. Easily accessible with a really interesting and eclectic collection. Something for most here.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What is not to like? World class art for free. It is even listed in the book 1001 Places to Go Before You Die. Check out the beautiful new restaurant across the street. Make a reservation especially on weekends. Now just go already!

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Address: 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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