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Cy Twombly Gallery

1515 Sul Ross, Houston, TX 77006 (Neartown/ Montrose)
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Ranked #13 of 38 Shopping in Houston
Type: Art Galleries, Shopping
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English first
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'm a big fan of much modern art (Anselm Kiefer is a particular favorite of mine), but Twombly's works did not do much for me. Plus the museum guards were really annoying. They were highly suspicious of our children and watched us like hawks the entire time we were there. It is hard to take in the aura and spirit... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Opposite the Menil Collection and the Rothko chapel, it's easy for this gallery to be over-looked. I've never been a great fan of Twombly, but this small gallery has transformed the way I view him. Excellent.

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Westport, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg had a third artist friend / lover / etc - Cy Twombly. Houston has a museum devoted to his works - and volunteers eager to inform you about his place in mid 20th century art.

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

This building is entirely dedicated to the artwork of Cy Twombly. You may love his art, or you may hate it. If you struggle to appreciate the modern art, try focusing on the calm atmosphere of the exhibition space. Sit on the benches, and look at the colors that Twombly splashes on the larger-than-life canvases. One room holds seven canvases,... More

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rockford il
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

First, let me say how amusing is to continually find that people who obviously have no understanding of abstract expressionist (or really any) art ignorantly comment on this place and others, and about how some pieces "could have been made by young children". Sadly, these people have lost a basic understanding, a freedom from oppressive logic and originality of thought... More

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Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I cannot understand how this can be called art. A number of large canvases which have marks on them which could have been made by young children in first year at school. Perhaps Twombly is a talented artist but I did not see any evidence of talent in these "pictures" Fortunately we had not paid to enter the gallery

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
4 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

In a lifetime of traveling and visiting museums I have rarely been so moved, utterly enraptured, as at the Cy Twombly gallery in Houston. I originally came to see the Rothko Chapel and was slightly underwhelmed; although I was somewhat aware and vaguely appreciated Twomblys work, I had no idea what a shock it would be to be in several... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

I now know what a waste of space looks like. This gallery has huge rooms adorned with huge canvases on which the “artist” has attached a pencil to a spider and let it roam free. He hasn’t even bothered to name these scribbling. “Lost for words” would be my description. One of the “art” exhibits is a pile of plaster.... More

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Houston, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011 via mobile

This artist has an interesting methos of scribbling and splashing paint about. Some pieces are very well done, such as a series of streams. Others will leave you wondering about "art." Worth a stop if you are visiting the Menil.

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