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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 #5 of 173 Attractions in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Weston, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I went twice this year and I don't live in Houston! The first time in January to see the paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark collection and the 2nd in March to see the Sargent watercolors. It is a terrific museum, not only for the permanent collection but for the quality and frequency of temporary exhibition. Not to miss... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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148 reviews 148 reviews
20 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

2 very Large Multi-storey buildings (Audrey Jones Beck & Caroline Wiess buildings) house an enormous. collection of wide ranging Art from around the World. - Dont think that it will house only fine Art, far from it. It has a very diverse offering from truely modern abstract, to English Stately home, to ancient Orient, Arabic, pre-Columbus Americas- Just about every... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Cafe Express has a limited but interesting menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and grilled entrees. The dining room has stainless steel cafe tables. They have a nice wine list. The prices are very reasonable for the meals served. Museum members get ten percent off the price of the meals.

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kitchener
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Thanks to a wonderful docent I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. It was a one on one personal tour. I learned so much.

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Whitefish, Montana, USA
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91 reviews 91 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Houston MFA has become a world class museum. The expansions have provided so many options for museum-goers. Special exhibits are world class, and the permanent exhibits coud fill a week of looking. A must see.

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Austin, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A fun, interactive exhibit that made us feel like kids again. Be sure to have someone take a picture as you are walking out of the tubes. Also go to the lower level and walk through the James Turrell light tunnel.

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Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

They've worked very hard to build a top flight museum and they've succeeded. It's worth every penny and it's important to keep an ear out because they are constantly rotating their collection and bringing in touring collections from around the world. I've spent hours wandering around and have enjoyed it immensely.

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Utah
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We loved this place. It didn't hurt that the very first thing we did upon entering was experience the massive interactive installation piece "Houston Penetrable" by Jesus Rafael Soto. Astounding. The rest of the exhibits were great too. Some great pieces in the temporary exhibition "Houghton Hall" as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I really enjoyed partaking in the cultural atmosphere of this fine museum! The artwork is very beautiful and thought-provoking! I enjoyed the variety of subjects in this museum. In the future, I plan to visit again when I am in the Houston area because there are too many fine specimens to cover in one day, unless you set aside an... More

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We absolutely love this place. This is one of the better art museums in the USA. Ever-changing exhibits and special features the visits never get old. As members we can come & go and not feel like we have to "get our money's worth" each time. It's a great place to spend a hotter than h*** afternoon, among the cool... More

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