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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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As featured in 3 days in Houston
Ranked #3 of 175 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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richmond, bc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It was part of the City Pass so we checked it out. There were some nice paintings but the fine arts section I don't "get". I guess we are not your typical fine arts fan. Check out the "painting" "Flight of the Kingfisher"! And the pile of bricks called "renovation" and you'll know what i mean. Not sure i would... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Had a great afternoon with modern, classic and themed art. Always a good time with plenty to see and experience. Thoroughly recommended

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Although not on par with the top European museums, Houston's MoFA is great by American standards and is definitely worth a visit. It has a little of everything, and its American West/frontier art collection is probably the best in the country. Coupled with a very reasonable entry fee, I consider it Houston's top attraction.

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went to the Museum of Fine Arts mainly for the Houghton House exhibit slated to leave the museum at the end of September. We toured the "rooms" from England's Houghton House, which contained many paintings, furniture, tapestries, porcelain, etc. while listening to commentary about such occupants as Robert Walpole, who is called the first prime minister... More

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Bug Tussle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I liked the museum. I didn't like the heat. It is air conditioned and not at all "stuffy" like some museums are. Guards did not follow me around either!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a great museum. The impressionist paintings are extraordinary, the very modern light tunnel that connects the buildings ( By James Turrel) is excellent fun and it is first class all the way. Love it.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I've lived in Houston for most of my life, and I love coming to this museum. The permanent collection is great, and the exhibits that come are wonderful. I've seen some great art here that I wouldn't have been able to see unless I had traveled to New York or Boston, so if you're in Houston, definitely make a trip... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

The most amazing museum in Texas. So much to see and do. Art from all over the world there's something for everyone. AND it's Free on Thursdays! Can't beat that.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Easy to get to via Main St train, the museum is free on Thursday. Excellent Impressionist works, Houghton Estate temporary exhibit, Rodin sculptures in open, airy spaces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This museum had a well rounded collection of art. If you are a budget traveler (or just fiscally responsible) they offer free entry on Thursdays!!!

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