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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Address: 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Phone Number: +1 713-639-7300
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Sun 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its...
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.
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Worth a visit if you spend a weekend in Houston

I have been the the MFAH couple of times this year alone and enjoy coming back. MFAH in split between two main buildings which are not connected. I have found signage to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I have been the the MFAH couple of times this year alone and enjoy coming back. MFAH in split between two main buildings which are not connected. I have found signage to be pretty poor as nothing tell you where the museum entrance is. That being said, you are in a different world once you get past those doors. MFAH... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Recently,I spent an interesting day enjoying Old Master European paintings,primarily by Italian,Flemish,Dutch,and French painters.Since the Houston Museum of Fine Arts is very large and I am a gung-ho art museum enthusiast,one day was insufficient to see everything.Personal highlights that day,not emphasized on their website were:Allegretto Nuzi's"Saints and Angels",Bernardino Fungai's"Beloved of Enalus to Poseidon Sacrificed and Spared",Sano di Pietro's"Virgin and Child... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Well worth the visit. Absolutely stunning. Really enjoyed our visit. the Reubins collection was the best every.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The MFAH Houston not only boasts wonderful touring exhibits but an amazing permanent collection that will be greatly enhanced by the coming massive building expansion program about to begin. It is already an all day type visit but by 2019, I am sure it will take a few days to see it all. Can't wait.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I love art museums. I thought the MFAH would be my favorite stop on the trip. It was not. We went on a Thursday and they are open late on that day. We were able to park in the street level lot. It was not raining when we went in but it was when we left. It was a bummer... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It really depends what is on exhibit. Don't go after seeing the museums of Europe or you will be disappointed. Over priced gift shop and one restaurant-Cafe Express

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I don't know, maybe I'm spoiled because I lived in Europe and have visited many museums around the world but I wasn't very impressed with the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. It's housed in two buildings but that seems to be a waste. It's just not organized well and has too much empty space. The "map" that you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I think this museum has up to date, easy to acess exhibits. The gift shop is very good, too. Members have lectures, extra information, nice openings with food, and I love going and chatting with friends. The venue is well kept and parking available at the nearby United Methodist Church. We love it.

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I took my 15 yr old daughter there for a visit and we had a great time. Get a map, it will help a lot. I would not take kids under 10, unless a guided tour, they will be bored. Parking is attached and easy to use. And there are several other museums in walking distance. We went on to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The museum is easily reached by light rail fom downtown. When we entered the museum we were given a map showing the locations of the special exhibitions on view. But the other rooms of the museum were shown as gray blanks, so you don't know what you will find as you go from room to room. The museum is made... More 

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