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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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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 buildings & great exhibitions

very large museum complex. most of the museum buildings are close together. permanent collection is excellent. tapestry exhibition of 4 huge tapestries by peter paul rubens was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Hurst, Texas
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Hurst, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

very large museum complex. most of the museum buildings are close together. permanent collection is excellent. tapestry exhibition of 4 huge tapestries by peter paul rubens was wonderful. the Rienzi used to be the home of very wealthy people and has wonderful architecture inside and out, and they have chamber music performances there. the main building has a nice european... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

They just have so many art things from around the world. Even if ur not much into art thing you will love this place with so many different scriptures of art. They also have a huge collection of paintings which are worth watching and then japanese ceramic art collection is also worth watching. They have a weekly day free pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have taken my kids several times to this location. I highly recommend going on Thursday when it's free all day. There is collections in an existing collection in addition to exhbits that come for a limited time. The Picasso exhbit has been here,John Biggers,to name a few. If this is a family excursion I would also recommend you dine... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Over two buildings and several floors, you should not miss the chance to look around this museum. Take the time to soak up the atmosphere and some amazing pieces of art.

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Saint John
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved going to this museum. Great displays 2 buildings to explore. Great to see an Aramco display as I was in town for a Aramco Brat Reunion

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Garrison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Papadeaux is like being in my momma' kitchen in Louisiana. They have all of their recepies taste just like great home cooked meals. I always try and go there when I am in the Houston area.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I was able to catch the exhibit of Monet and the Seine. It was spectacular. The Houston Museum was wonderful. And the collection of Monet and his impressions of the Seine River was incomparable and unforgettable. I felt very luck to have had the chance to view them and I was able to see other extensive collections of the Houston... More 

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Brandon, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Outstanding. Much, much better that I expected. Excellent and interesting selection of paintings from the classics (Picasso, Rembrandt, etc.) and so much more. Fabulous collection of gold from Indochina. Nice exhibit of Islamic artifacts. Well worth a visit.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Our favorite destination in Houston. We love going and seeing all of the history. Beautiful paintings.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I liked this museum. I get bored of looking at art after about 2 hours though. But that's not specific to this museum. They had a lot of nice exhibits.

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