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The Menil Collection

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The Menil Collection

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Did you know that Houston has the most extensive downtown tunnel system in the United States? Join us on our Underground Tunnel tour for an in-depth look at the incredible metropolis below ground-floor in Texas' largest business district including the most award-winning downtown skyscrapers which host many of Texas' most noteworthy Fortune 500 corporate headquarters &amp; historical venues. <br><br>As part of this day tour, we will visit multiple historical and artistic sections of Downtown Houston's tunnels as well as the corporate buildings that lie on top of them. Not only is the architecture of these buildings beautiful but their history is as well. Make sure to bring your smile and camera as we will provide you with unique photo-op opportunities and secrets that most native Houstonians don’t even know about!
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PandM0 wrote a review Feb 2021
Seattle, Washington97 contributions106 helpful votes
Architecture, both in and out, and displays were incredible. Excellent, varied collection that's so well presented. The main museum, Cy Twombly pavilion and the Rothko Chapel are all terrific and should not be missed.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Vuvie wrote a review Jan 2021
Singapore, Singapore147 contributions77 helpful votes
Free entry. An amazing little gem in the middle of a quiet neighbourhood. The exhibits are mostly from the family's own private collection and considering it's a private collection, it was exciting and interesting! A little bit of everything and gave an insight into what old money collects haha. The outside is gorgeous open field with a cafe or two across the street. We sat on the grass in the sun and had some coffee and chill out after that. It was really lovely.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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mjsheridan130 wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York240 contributions147 helpful votes
I was just disappointed with my experience. While it is great this museum is free, and the architecture of the buildings and grounds are nice, I wasn't impressed with how the space was curated. The items are confusing arranged with unclear reasoning and none of the art has any explanation plaques or further information. Beyond the title of the work and the artist name you have no other information about the piece. I also was under the impression this was mainly a modern art museum, however while it did have some impressive examples of post war art, most of the museum was full of objects around the world such as Africa or Polynesia. While this isn't bad in itself, it definitely wasn't what I was expecting or led to believe.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Amanda B wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas140 contributions78 helpful votes
Good size museum and free! The outside area is nice so it’s perfect for a beautiful day. They have a wide range of art and you could spend 20 mins there or 2 hours!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Father_Stephen wrote a review Mar 2020
Galveston, Texas216 contributions54 helpful votes
Great place, but not open last I visited. Major remodeling work going on. Can’t wait to see how it comes out.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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