This museum/art-warehouse is a focal point of an airy and spacious campus in Houston’s Museum District. Its modernistic facade mirrors its neighboring low-slung bungalows in a subdued gray sheathing interrupted with vast panes of glass and punctuated by white-painted steel trusses and sinuous rooflines. Inside, its collection of 20th-century paintings, prints, sculptures, photos, drawings, and other oeuvres includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, Rothko, Warhol, Pollock and many others. We're thrilled to see such pivotal works of modern art on display in such a tranquil and intimate setting. No photography is allowed inside the museum. There's an on-site bookstore, but we had run out of time. Ample parking is a short and pleasant walk away on West Alabama Street. We like everything about the Menil except its limited weekend hours and its lack of an on-campus café or bistro.
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