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The Menil Collection

1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Great way to spend a few hours!

I had some extra time before a meeting and drove over to visit the Menil Collection - and am glad I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Modern Art Galore!

The Menil Collection was recommended as a cool museum to visit. Given we had several hours left in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tim B
Akron, Ohio
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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 year, publishes scholarly books, and conducts research into the conservation of modern and contemporary art. The Menil Collection’s main museum building, the first building in the United States designed by Renzo Piano, anchors a parklike 30-acre campus, which also includes the Cy Twombly Gallery, a site-specific Dan Flavin installation, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel—now a venue for long-term installations by contemporary artists—and outdoor sculpture. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and charges no admission fee.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
+1 713-525-9400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had some extra time before a meeting and drove over to visit the Menil Collection - and am glad I did. The place is easy to find, there's plenty of free parking and there's no admission fee ($10 donation suggested). The museum's Surrealist collection...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Menil Collection was recommended as a cool museum to visit. Given we had several hours left in Houston we decided to check it out. Several Andy Warhol’s and many other artists were spotlighted. It was a very enlightening & thought provoking exhibit. I must...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 3 days ago

don't expect to be excited by menu .. the location and décor is better .. go early or very late then you will be able to hear the people with you

Thank don b
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous museum with just the right amount of interesting and varied paintings and objects on display. "Less is Definitely Best."

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't know why it took me so long to visit this museum. But I finally made it one Saturday. A varied collection of art from Greek and Egyptian, regional crafts from Mexico and elsewhere, and a variety of 20th Century art periods. A special...More

Thank LAsharky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place from the moment I walked in. Great collection. Wonderful pieces of art. Definitely worth to visit again.

Thank Slaghout
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large museums are too much to 'digest' in one day. I would choose one or two exhibitions and leave the rest for another visit. It was our first visit here, so just wanted to have an overview.

Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is only my second visit to The Menil but not my last. I really like this art venue. The surreal collection is interesting and well done. The historical collection had remarkable items on display. I'm not a fan of primitive African art but The...More

Thank MikeandWilla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to The Menil today. Lots of various types of art to explore & appreciate. And, it’s free.

Thank Laurie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of the collection is superb and the museum building is very well designed and well lighted for maximum enjoyment. Staff were very knowledgeable.

Thank Maclay B
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17 March 2016|
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Response from Sharon H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I'm a member. I visit about once a month. Do you have a specific question I might help with?
Patricia L
30 January 2016|
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Response from Ricky_The_One | Reviewed this property |
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"
Patricia L
30 January 2016|
Response from GARY P |
I'm not sure. You can call them at (713) 525-9400.