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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 133 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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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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Plymouth, Michigan
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179 reviews 179 reviews
68 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I'm used to some pretty terrific art museums and thought this one would be just average. It was wonderful! The current exhibit on Monet was lovely and included works on loan from all over the world. It was displayed in a lovely and sensical way. I also enjoyed the permanent exhibits as well and after 3+ hours I had to... More 

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Freeman, South Dakota
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at how large this museum was! There were many pieces from many different parts of the world. I was impressed with the variety of European and Asian art. The museum is made up of a few different buildings and is connected by an underground tunnel that you MUST walk through. Overall, an excellent attraction in Houston.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the main portion of the museum. The European exhibit was great. The Monet special exhibit was enormous and well worth the visit.

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san francisco
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great selection of art representing a from the Dutch to modern Very spacious , good lighting , not crouded . We didnt know about it and came to us as a big great surprice

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This place is ALWAYS a delight! We go from Austin several times a year, usually for special exhibitions, but always try to allow time to take in the permanent collections as well. The current Monet exhibit is absolutely one of THE BEST EVER, in my opinion. An incredible presentation of some of the most impressive (and expressive) works by Monet.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The collection of India artifacts was stunning. The "tunnel" by James Turrell that connects the buildings was mind-blowing brilliant. most of the other exhibits were just okay. The Monet exhibit (temporary) was good, but it could have been better. There should have been a little more clear organziation for it. One of the most disappointing aspects of the museum was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I visited several Houston museums in the fall of 2014 while serving as the coach and cheerleader of a family member who was there for two months for medical treatment. Houston has one of the world's largest medical centers and its people are very warm and welcoming to visitors who are there for medical reasons. The Museum of Fine Arts... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had some company in town and they mentioned an interest in going to the museum. We live out in Kingwood so don't get into town as much any more but we made the trip down and had a great time. We chose to park in the new garage which does cost but the admission to the museum general collections... More 

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This museum is great and keeps getting better. There is an underground tunnel to connect separate buildings and it's well done. Permanent collection is supplemented by temporary exhibits, both high quality. Cafe Express is within the museum and usually very good. Remember to see the sculpture garden across the street. Check the museum website for free entrance times. Hardly ever... More 

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Texas
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1,460 helpful votes 1,460 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and I have been members of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, for a number of year, but because we live in another city, we rarely have an opportunity to visit it. We drove into Houston to see the Claude Monet exhibit before it closed the end of the month. This exhibit was of particular interest to us... More 

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