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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Address: 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Phone Number: 17136397771
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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A diverse museum worth an afternoon.

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts has a very accessible and diverse, if not particularly deep in any one are, collection(s). I appreciated the room (and lighting) that each gallery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Natick, Massachusetts

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Natick, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts has a very accessible and diverse, if not particularly deep in any one are, collection(s). I appreciated the room (and lighting) that each gallery has to allow you to view the art clearly. Had a great conversation with one of the security guards that helped me better appreciate the museum's collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to be seen in there! There are many paintings by very famous artists and there's a space for all kinds of art: paintings, sculptures, music and so on. Very easy to get to and very much worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband an visited the Habsburg exhibit and were surprised that much of the display was behind glass with the descriptions at floor level making it hard to read. Compounding the problem was the reflection of the patterned floor obscuring the description. The items displayed were opulent and interesting. Too bad we couldn't read about many of them.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Large museum with lots of exhibits, but if you've been to European equivalents then the depth of exhibits is not great. Freiendlt and helpful staff

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful museum with a large sample of good quality, antique works of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and classical period, if not major, is a very representative sample of what those times were the artistic point of view. I did not take enough time to appreciate especially the works of the XV-XVI as I would have liked, this will be... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

love coming here with kids, esp in summer. It's cool in every way, they change up the exhibits routinely, there is always something new. The curators do an amazing job.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great for art-lovers. I went when they were having the Picasso exhibit; it was very well done and a pleasure to see. Aside from temporary exhibits, the permanent pieces are fantastic. There are lots of pieces from all eras and regions. Definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston exceeded my expectations! It includes diverse collections of art housed in two large buildings connected by an underground tunnel. I especially appreciated the rather large collection of Frederic Remington's work. I also enjoyed the permanent Indonesian art collection. Your visit will be stimulating and inspiring. A bonus is that it's a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The Houston Museum of Fine Arts is truly one to be seen. From ancient pieces to modern art, there is something for everyone. There are always activities going on at the MFA , be sure to plan your visit before you go! Love the programs for kids and the educational programs for adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful museum, great layout, very friendly staff. Went during their once a month happy hour. I don't drink but you get in for free.

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