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The Menil Collection

1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006 (Neartown/ Montrose)
713-525-9400
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As featured in Houston on a budget and 1 other guide
Ranked #13 of 165 attractions in Houston
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

There is no admission charge although donations are accepted. The Menil is not in the main "Museum District" and you may have to supply a Houston taxi driver with the address for his GPS unit. The staff at the entrance desk at the Menil will call you a taxi when you are leaving. I thought the Rothko chapel was somewhat... More

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this unique space like no other. Magnificent variety and I love the art of Oceana with a back-drop of the lush interior courtyard gardens. Peaceful, spacious and quiet - just the ticket for contemplating this magnificent collection - the Magritte was exceptional.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a personal collection of one of the Schlumberger girls. It is amazing what she has collected over the years. A bit eclectic but interesting none the less.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Came down to Houston from Dallas to catch the Magritte show. Seemed very similar to a Magritte show I saw there about 20 or so years ago. Show had a lot less work than I had expected but was still a really wonderful exhibit. The bonus surprise was the Bontecou show. I was not familiar with her work & this... More

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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

not much to say. I love it. just on the colleague campus. romantic location. worth to pay a visit if you have time. great collection, not crowded.

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Pennington
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The interior of this museum is spatially artistic. The collection is varied and worth the trip to see what Dominique Menil held important in art.

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you are tired of the huge art museums, give this one a try. Does not take long to see a nice collection of Modern Art.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The Magritte is not to be missed free and accessible well lighted and staged a real coup for Houston parking is near by too...a destination! Worth a detour.

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This museum is 'manageable' in the sense that it is possible to see all of the art before 'museum fatigue' sets in. That each piece is so open and accessible is really wonderful too. The Magritte (temporary) collection alone is worth the visit but there is so very much more to see and experience -- all excellent! The building itself,... More

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stopped for less than one hour but had plenty of time to admire the beautiful architecture of the building and the amazing Magritte collection. Since the Museum is free it's really a "must go"!

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