Art Museums in Houston

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Art Museums in Houston

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  • Rebecca S
    3 contributions
    Worked in this wonderful museum couple years back. Used Metro from Club Quarters hotel to museum & only had few hours but overwhelmed by the diversity of art. Want to go back sometime
    Written September 30, 2022
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  • Kelsey O
    4 contributions
    The guided house tour by Lisa was great, got to visit multiple rooms and see antique furnishings and artwork. The rooms were set up as they had been used by Ima Hogg over the years. Learned some new things that I hadn’t seen in other home tours.

    Gardens were nice, the azaleas weren’t blooming as they bloomed earlier in the year but can imagine how beautiful they would be. It made for a nice stroll viewing some of the statues and fountains.
    Written May 30, 2022
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  • Blessed for sure
    Houston, TX7 contributions
    I love the Menial Collection as it is easy in and out and they have so many wonderful artifacts and a docent to share the history about it. I recommend a trip to see this unique museum!
    Written July 18, 2022
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  • travelista2020
    8 contributions
    It's free. They do accept donations. The musuem is very small and there are only 5 cars including one car at the entrance. The museum also showcases 2D art work from local artists. The folks working the front desk at the museum were very nice. I enjoyed the museum it's good to just go on your own if you have a car. I wouldn't pay $88 for a private tour though
    Written January 15, 2020
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  • volcanogirl
    Texas13,520 contributions
    I love this little garden. It has sculptures created by old masters like Rodin and Matisse and more modern pieces like the monumental Cloud Column that looks like a big shiny bean. It's located across from the Museum of Fine Art. There are winding paths and lots of trees. It never seems to be crowded. Great place to take photos. If you get hungry, the museum cafe is located right next door. Entry to the garden is free. Parking is available at the MFAH parking garage. Nice spot to visit the next time you're at the museum.
    Written March 26, 2022
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  • Leza H
    London, UK645 contributions
    I’m a fan of Rothko’s art so I’m biased and really enjoyed my visit here. The large dark paintings offer a contemplative sobering experience in stark surroundings. I’m not sure what other visitors will make of this space, my husband is an art fan but found it depressing and I totally understood his comments. If you love Rothko, then don’t miss it. It’s free to visit.
    Written March 1, 2022
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  • Weary Travellery
    Lexington, KY128 contributions
    Art is what you make of it, and since the Contemporary Arts Museum is free, it's worth a look of you're in the area - you're never sure quite what you'll find. Whatever it is, it's sure to be thought provoking in either a positive or a negative way.

    Be sure to investigate the gift shop, which is well worth a trip all by itself. Lots of fun and interesting stuff there.

    The only negative is no parking.
    Written December 1, 2019
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  • EHBTexas
    Houston, TX154 contributions
    The museum is small and inexpensive($6). There are some beautiful pieces to enjoy. However be sure to make time for the tour. Eva made Czech history and art come alive, greatly improved our experience.
    Written December 11, 2019
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  • Matthew Gibson
    Laredo, TX80 contributions
    My 18-year-old daughter and I tried Color Factory yesterday and really enjoyed it. The exhibits and colors were a beautiful, exciting experience.

    When you first check-in, they give you a small card with a QR code and have you enter your email. You use the QR throughout the experience to activate built-in cameras throughout the factory. At the end of the experience, you get an email with all of the photos (and a few videos). Each room is a different color-based experience, and it took us about an hour to complete the entire experience.

    As you go from room to room, they have staff there to explain the exhibit to you and show you where the cameras are located. While the cameras are cool, you are allowed to take all of the photos and videos with your cell phone.

    Along the way, there are candies and snacks for you to try. The best part is that all of the snacks and photos are included in the price. Unless you want to buy merch at their store, you don't have to pull your wallet out again after buying your tickets.

    Our favorite rooms were the Rose Colored Glasses Room and the Moon Room, but most all of the rooms were fun.
    Written July 15, 2022
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  • Kiki P
    48 contributions
    Each room of Cy Twombly Gallery is filled with mystery, color, intrigue, story. From long, colorful expansive rooms to quiet, small, dark galleries, you will step into a realm unique and imaginative.
    Written April 29, 2018
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  • MikeBirdman
    Acton, MA960 contributions
    We had no idea what was inside. The chapel was showing one exhibit of paintings of Fabiola a fourth century saint. The hundreds of paintings are shown on one huge high wall. These were all collected by one man. All sorts of quality from great to pretty bad. Completely fascinating to see. Some are made of fabric. Most are in the style of a lost 19th C original now lost but others take a freer interpretation.
    Written April 2, 2018
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  • TravelerTrecker
    Houston732 contributions
    This building is part of the menil collection. It represents an interesting piece of art with multiple neon lights of different colours. Walk from the front to the end and viceversa. The lights change.

    There is parking close by. Visit the menil museum and if you have time walk to this installation. It is a short visit. It is usually empty.
    Written April 17, 2019
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  • natarobi
    Kapolei, HI20 contributions
    This museum along with the HBU Bible Museum offer a unique experience that is hard to find elsewhere...The biblical history trough bibles is amazing...Call for hours as not open every day...
    Written July 8, 2017
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  • pnkgirl27
    Katy, TX3,309 contributions
    We made an appointment online for a Saturday morning when they first opened & were the only ones there. The exhibit was small but nicely laid out. The gallery is located at the university but there were a few free museum parking spots up front in the lot. Admission was free to the gallery also.
    Written June 15, 2021
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  • Marcy A
    Houston, TX105 contributions
    Great unique museum. It is small and has an excellent history of printing and how it evolved. Enjoyed reading the old newspapers from the 19th century.
    Written July 25, 2021
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