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The Menil Collection

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Such great art work and for free! Warholl, De Maria and lots of other cool stuff-- worthy of a stop!

Reviewed 5 days ago
crko123
Exquisite Collection

The Menil was a labor of love of Dominique d’menil a member of the Schlumberger family. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
BirdmanSiSenor
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such great art work and for free! Warholl, De Maria and lots of other cool stuff-- worthy of a stop!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank crko123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Menil was a labor of love of Dominique d’menil a member of the Schlumberger family. The museum's holdings are diverse, including early to mid-twentieth century works of Yves Tanguy, René Magritte, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, among others.The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BirdmanSiSenor
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its fun to go there to see what is called ART. The facility has had an overhaul, haven’t been there recently.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each room displays a different type of art from 3 BC antiquities to today's modern art. Some of the art will amaze you and some will question the artists' sanity. No photos are allowed so don't even try because cameras and staff are everywhere. Just...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free entrance Museum, with a very small collection that I found to be quite poor if compared to the museums I am accustomed to.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No ce place to walk in on a lazy Sunday. Entrance is free, nice collection of Magritte and others of his time The Merrill’s assembled quite an eclectic collection.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019

All the buildings on the surroundings comform an art complex, nice architecture, the exhibitions on Menil are good, unfortunately I can not say the same of the other galleries.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

A great effort has been put in the museum, which situated in an upmarket “soho” style city dwelling.. the nearby cafes and bistros are amazing to visit.. birds with the same feathers flock together.. I mean the birds are from all over the world, from...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

French expat Dominique de Menil, heiress to the Schlumberger fortune, came to Houston after World War II and began amassing one of the most impressive mid-century art collections around. Dominique befriended and collected many of the biggies: Ernst, Magrite, Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol, and others. This...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

We spent a quiet Sunday afternoon enjoying the Menil Collection. The exhibits all on one level and are quite varied. Afterwards, we visited the bookstore and Bistro which are in separate buildings. The Bistro is a happening place! Also the food and wine were delicious...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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nettmel43
April 11, 2018|
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Response from sob_reviewer | Reviewed this property |
As of May 22. Areas that were closed: The Rothko Chapel (closed for renovation) Dan Flavin Collection Menil Drawing Institute (will reopen June 7th for Part II of the Roni Horn Exhibit) Areas that are open: Main Building... More
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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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Patricia L
January 30, 2016|
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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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