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The Menil Collection

1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Unique and Free

Beautifully surrounded by green space, and right next to the Rothko Chapel, the Menil Collection is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rebdante
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Houston, Texas
Free Museum!

Really the most beloved of Houston Museums, founded by Schlumberger Family money, they feature... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lisafjohnson
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Houston, Texas
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*Please note that the main museum building located at 1533 Sul Ross Street is off view through summer 2018. The Cy Twombly Gallery, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall, Menil Menil Bookstore, and Bistro Menil will remain open with regular hours. The Menil will continue to host public programs. Please visit menil.org for more information.* A legacy of the philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, the Menil Collection opened in 1987. The museum presents regular rotations of artworks from its growing permanent collection, organizes special exhibitions and programs throughout the year, publishes scholarly books, and conducts research. The Menil Collection’s main museum building anchors a parklike 30-acre campus, which also includes the Cy Twombly Gallery, a site-specific Dan Flavin installation, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel—now a venue for long-term installations by contemporary artists—and outdoor sculpture.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully surrounded by green space, and right next to the Rothko Chapel, the Menil Collection is one of Houston's special gems.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really the most beloved of Houston Museums, founded by Schlumberger Family money, they feature cutting edge as well as traditional art. It really is art for art's sake and the wanted to share it with everyone, hence, no admittance fee. Be sure to have a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met a friend here for lunch after touring the museum, it is a quiet haven, a wonderful place to catch up, enjoy conversation and enjoy a good meal.

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

This museum architect is blending nature light and green garden with collections very well. The neighborhood is blended very well with this museum. They change collection display often so I always free fresh each time visit it. During summer and fall, they often has live...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

First came here with a school group. Have returned many times since, alone, just to sit, stroll and contemplate. Don't overlook the second, smaller building across the street; I think it has the best paintings. Even if you're not a modern art aficionado, and I'm...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by to gat out of the Houston heat and really enjoyed the exhibits. Our favorite was the Francis Alys. Fabiola Project. Be sure to watch the film which explains the exhibits.

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

I love this place! It is half the size of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, but it encompasses everything the makes a true museum/art gallery. They have art from all corners of our world to fit every mood and style. The atmosphere is exceptional....More

1  Thank Joe J
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

The Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and the Cy Twombly Pavilion require a little more spiritual and art appreciation than I possess. We may have been discouraged by the staff to see much of the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, I don't know. The art of...More

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

My favorite art museum! The paintings come and go, of course, but they've invariably had several Magritte's, Warhol's, and so forth on display over the years. Admission is always free, but be aware, the collection is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (which seems to be...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

It's a first class museum with first class art and exhibits. I read someone say that the people are snobs...I don't go to look at the people so I really couldn't care less.

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nettmel43
April 11, 2018|
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Response from MissMem | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the entire museum was open. It is not huge. There are temporary exhibits and they may have a gallery closed for installation of a new exhibit. It is a wonderful museum.
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JohnfromAlliston
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Yes, I'm a member. I visit about once a month. Do you have a specific question I might help with?
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Response from Ricky_The_One | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure but their website says: "Accessibility: The main entrance on Sul Ross Street is accessible to all. Should you need further assistance, please call (713) 525-9400"
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