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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005 (The Museum District)
+1 713-639-7300
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Ranked #4 of 174 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also includes Baroque and Renaissance... more » Owner description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also includes Baroque and Renaissance art, African tribal art, a sculpture garden and a teaching wing, where the works of students and top Texas artists are displayed. « less
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Oslo, Norway
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This museum has quite good, but not too big colllections of classic and mordern art. Compared to the famous galleries and museums in Europe, the Europeen works at MFA H`s collections, both the antiquities and especially other art, seemed a little tame to me, I`ve seen better elsewhere, and I found more interesting American native art at f.ex. Smithsonian in... More

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Houston, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you are in Houston and loves art then you got to spend one day in the art district of Houston. Offers free parking right across from the museum but be sure to go early for the parking space (I had to park on the street and sadly got citation for it...). I went on a Thursday because admission on... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you can only visit one museum in Houston, this is probably the best choice. Depending on your dates, check what is available here and at the Natural History Museum. Regular exhibits here are free for everyone on Thursdays and free for 12 and under every day. Special exhibits are an additional fee - check the website.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First the parking, It is confusing but great. The church across from the museum offers free parking. Their are many discounts so check out the website. My son got in free because he had a library card. The art is awesome. So much to see and experience. The best was SOTO but it is gone now. I wish that was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

They have quite a good selection of classic and mordern art, allow at least 2 hours for your visit.They have a nice sculpture garden outside

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Katy, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Brought out of town visitors. I come here regularly. The special exhibits are generally more interesting than the museum's permanent collection. Café express in the basement for lunch or snacks before or after. Note to new Houstonians, there is free parking in the lot across the street (looks like church parking lot). It took me awhile to figure that out,... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum is really excellent with superb display spaces, lighting and exhibits. The quality of the works displayed are second to none. If you're an art lover, take time to visit this one.

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This one flys under the radar on the national scene due to older venues more entrenched in the public mind, but when you see all it offers as well as the strength of its limited timeframe exhibits you conclude it is one of the top three in the country.

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Minehead
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Wish I had left more time for this - two hours was. Owners near enough. They have a huge exhibition of Impressionist paintings from the well known and lesser known artists. Fab section of cowboy and Indian paintings and a few Jackson Pollocks which were interesting to see, although I'm not a fan. There is so much to see here... More

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

When I moved to Houston I was happy to do so because there was a nice art museum as well as an arts district here. MFAH is a lovely, quiet place that is hoping with activity every day. Exhibits, special art collections, school touring groups, browsing the gift shop, a nosh at Cafe Express in the basement, a night at... More

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