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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Neighborhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1803
Phone Number: 17136397771
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its...

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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A Great Place, Special Exhibits are Spectacular

In recent months we have seen the "Sculpted in Steel" exhibit and "Kusama: At the End of the Universe" The automobiles in the "Sculpted in Steel" exhibit were truly pieces of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum was hosting a very fine Rothko show, and has numerous events of this type. Classical and Renaissance collections are small. Definitely worth visiting for exhibitions.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Assuming that Houston has 7 million population and billions from oil money this museum could have been one of the best in nation.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In recent months we have seen the "Sculpted in Steel" exhibit and "Kusama: At the End of the Universe" The automobiles in the "Sculpted in Steel" exhibit were truly pieces of art. My husband and I both enjoyed the entire exhibit. We took the 10 and 11 year old granddaughters to the Kusama exhibit and they were fascinated. The staff... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the top museums in the country with constantly new exhibits anchoring a top notch permanent collection. Good tea room as well for lunch or dinner. Most of the Museum is Free to the public on Thursdays.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been members of the MFAH for over 10 years. Their permanent collection is solid but it's their special exhibitions that make it a destination. This summer they had the Kusama exhibit which was a timed ticketed event that sells out each day. It was a completely immersive experience that is different from most art museums I've visited. If... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As members, my family visited the museum for Art Deco Cars and High Society exhibitions this July. Both exhibitions are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some memorable displays with interactive rooms. We loved it and highly recommend as a must see when visiting Houston. I would go again

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful presentations of these vintage cars. Each one was so unique. Spectacular array of pristine automobiles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In life we all make choices for where we decided to invest our time, our money, our education and our cultural life. I suggest that you can you fulfill all of these with this one of the great institutions in American Culture. Take the time to fill your cultural life with any of the great shows and permanent exhibitions that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have held a family membership for years and appreciate the frequent changes of world class exhibits. Kusama timed exhibits were a little too brief allotted time allowed due to high demand.

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