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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 449 things to do 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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Sarasota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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

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stafford, va
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The new Rubens exhibit, combining some extraordinary tapestries designed for the Discalced Royal convent in Madrid, along with the drawings and paintings used as models were fantastic. Also enjoyed the exhibit on Islamic art sponsored by Kuwait, and the North and South American exhibit fin fangs and fur (?), of which I was impressed with the 600 year old feathered... More 

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Houston wont appeal to everyone. But if you are there - take the train out to the museum district - grab lunch at the café and view the art and artifacts. It was more impressive that I thought. Some greats and lovely lay out.

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Check out the Elder Sister by Bouguereau. Awesome. Love the color tunnel and the gunpowder room. It is a wonderful location with access to so many other wonderful areas.

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Houston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

MFHA is a world-class museum. It's permanent collections are always enjoyable viewing. There is always at least one traveling exhibition, sometimes included in the general admission, sometimes for an extra fee. But the extra fee, if there is one, is worth it. Recently, we saw a fascinating collection of paintings, all by the same artist, showing locations, each at a... More 

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