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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Neighborhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
Phone Number: +1 713-639-7300
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10:00 am - 5:00 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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Beautiful collection of European and American fine art ( from 16 th century on)? Loved the small Dutch collection of paintings from 17 th century

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful collection of European and American fine art ( from 16 th century on)? Loved the small Dutch collection of paintings from 17 th century

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Georgetown, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What a treat for a Monet fan who just happened to be in Houston the second day before this exhibit closed. Most people associate Monet's artwork mainly with Haystacks & Waterlilies. This exhibit focused on 50 paintings along the Seine River. I loved the oil on canvas ice floes. The rainbow of colors are extraordinary, the dichotomy of the strength... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

If you've never travelled outside of the United States this is a nice museum to see a bit of history from around the world. Their website was useful and had a site for educational purposes. Since my son is studying world history (Greek, Roman and now Byzantine history) I printed out some artifact photos from the website, cut and pasted... More 

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This museum has a fine collection - it is broad, but not very deep in the individual collections. But there are a few very good pieces in each collection. It is in two buildings connected by an underground passage way, which is a work of art in itself (reminds me of the tunnel between the United terminals in Chicago). Parking... More 

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Sarasota
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

One of the best art museum! We have appreciated the special Reuben's tapestry show with Reuben's oil originals. The Pre-Colombian collection of gold artifacts will satisfy the most demanding visitor. So will the Indian, Chinese and Japanese exhibitions that intertwine the ancient with the contemporary. Do not miss the light installation of James Turrell!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This review is long overdue but well deserved. Beautiful museum with magnificent art. Many people do not associate great art with Houston, but I can assure that there is. Parking is convenient, however Houston traffic is horrendous and will make parking difficult during rush hour, which is usually 7-9 AM and 5-7 PM.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I lived next to the Met in NYC for years, and have visited most of the major art museums in Europe. I was pleasantly surprised to discover a comparable experience at the MFAH in Houston. The Impressionist collection was a particular highlight; we also enjoyed the Chinese and Indian art. We had such a great visit that we bought a... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Museum of fine arts in Houston, is located in a beautiful area of the city close to the museum of natural science, the zoo and a very large park ideal for the family to spend the day. The main entrance of the museum is at street level, once you go in you can travel through connecting tunnels to the... More 

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Seattle
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We traveled to Houston pretty much just to see the special Ruben's/tapestry exhibit at MFA, there thru 5/10/15. They did a wonderful job of presenting the tapestries and original Ruben's artwork along with interesting commentary and historical facts. The rest of the museum has some not to be missed pieces as well. There's a Rembrandt portrait that's breathtaking along with... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I love MFA Houston for its collections and special exhibits. Membership is affordable with many perks offered throughout the year.

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