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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Address: 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005 (The Museum District)
Phone Number: +1 713-639-7300
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Ranked #2 of 126 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its...
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Attraction details
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
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
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.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

While the 17th to 19th century is represented it is not always ably represented. some paintings are notable weak, but here are a number of solid master and the landscape by Jackson Pollack while not breathtaking is breaking if all you know of him is the splattering paint.

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College Station, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

MFAH is a great museum. The permanent exhibits are amazing. The traveling ones are very special. The Monet one currently on display is definitely worth seeing.

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The standing exhibits are always impressive and enjoyable. The traveling exhibits are always provocative to the imagination.

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Houston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A magical place where we spend about an hour (almost) every weekend. Wonderfull exhibitions that makes life worth kivinhg.

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Itajai, SC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Take some time to enjoy this place. You will walk a lot, because the museum is placed in two different buildings, connected by a interesting tunel (another piece of art).

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I've been to art museums all over the globe from Bangkok to NYC to Beijing. This is by far one of the best and biggest. I spent my youth volunteering here and grew to know the exhibits quite well. They do have a program to expose/educate young children to the arts.

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Houston, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This museum looks small but has a large collection across 2 city blocks connected by an "art" tunnel. It is nice to spend a relaxing time there and sit outside in the sculpture garden. We just saw a Monet exhibit and a Korean exhibit. Very well done plus the permanent collection.

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Richmond, Texas (near Houston)
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The MFAH outdid themselves with this exhibit. It isn't the largest, but is laid out well with paintings of the same subject hung together enabling one to compare paintings of the same subject at different times of day or year. Thoroughly enjoyable. The Korean art exhibit was an added bonus - lovely.

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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Attended the Monet exhibit during December. Exhibit was brief but worth the visit. The museum's strength is the variety of exhibits from light installations to the impressionists. Every Houstonian should come at least once a year to support the arts.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Interesting collection, but the star had to be the Monet exhibition that was in town, making it so much better value. Worth passing a few hours, if you have them to spare.

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