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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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If you are in the museum district, you need to include this museum on your list. Very well done and a great way to spend part of your day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Coldspring, Texas
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Coldspring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in the museum district, you need to include this museum on your list. Very well done and a great way to spend part of your day.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took time out to walk through all the old and new art on display here and really see it through eyes of an artist.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I absolutely loved this museum. It was our first time going and didn't expect it to be this big. It had several floors and thousands of themed rooms. We got in for free because we were Bank of America holders BONUS!! I recommend comfortable walking shoes and a free day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent, clean, new space with a wonderful collection and free parking just aross the road junction! Can't fault the museum in any way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Labor Day and there were no crowds to contend with. The collection is impressive and varied; a nice representation of Impressionists. The Kusama exhibit was a bit disturbing, but considering the artist's background, it was understandable. My favorite piece is a Chagall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to MFAH twice in the past few months and I have discovered why it's one of the best museums in the USA. Large (fills 2 separate buildings connected by a wonderful underground light tunnel) and offers great exhibits, especially the traveling exhibits that are temporarily on display. This is a museum that is clearly worth repeat visits and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome exhibits- so glad we went. Wish we got more time with the exhibits as there was a time limit for each.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kusama show tickets were gone so I missed it, but that left plenty of time to savor the Helen Levitt photography exhibit - wonderful, another overlooked artist - so many female artists in so many different genres from that era have been discounted for too long. If you have a chance to see this show - by all means... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has an excellent collection and works hard to offer important and varied special exhibitions. It is great for a spectrum of interests of visitors, though I would say for people truly inclined and such kids who are ten or older. It is, however, challenging for people who have trouble traversing the various levels or who can't be on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is my favorite museum in Houston, which as a city has great museums. the collection is strong/heavy on american and european holdings but also has diverse array of exhibitions including art of India, Islamic lands, African gold, and crafts of the southwest. The exhibitions are top-tier -- recents include Rothko retrospective, Monet and the Seine, Contemporary Art from Latin... More 

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