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The Menil Collection

1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Amazing Collection

The Menil has a wonderful art collection: contemporary, modern and surrealism. Never seen so many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisbon, Portugal
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First, one of my grandchildren had so many question about everything under the sun, we took a trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such surrealist works as those by Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, and offers visitors a sign-free and simply-designed environment in which to experience the art in a more personal way. The main building is accompanied by four satellite buildings.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
+1 713-525-9400
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Menil has a wonderful art collection: contemporary, modern and surrealism. Never seen so many René Magritte pieces. Free entrance.

Thank mislouro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, one of my grandchildren had so many question about everything under the sun, we took a trip to the to see the collection. the painting left you wondering what the artist was thinking. all the colors and shapes and the objects were ..........

Thank lmitchell495
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really great surprise. The meal and the service were both excellant. The atmosphere was great.

Thank r0nh0u
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy unconventional and contemporary art, this is a great place to visit, not least because it's free! It's conveniently located near Rice University and is in the Museum District, so if you're in the neighborhood, it's worth checking out.

Thank David Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in town on business with a little free time I sort of stumbled on this after visiting the Rothko Chapel down the street. Wow what a surprising collection. It covers a huge range, from artifacts of ancient Greece, Egypt and Asia, native art of...More

Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the Menil Collection first, because of its calming, residential location. The understated architecture does not clash with the neighborhood. It adds to it by its elegance. More than that, though, I love the contents of the museum itself because of their randomness. A...More

Thank DaveHayTX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a very big collection- I walked the whole thing in 10 minutes. You might as well go in for a peek after eating lunch at the Bistro Menil next door. I wouldn't bother making a special trip here.

Thank Raye H
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great collection that is always free. A nice place to have some art appreciation. The exhibits rarely change and the collection is always the same but my favorite is Cy Twombly's building behind the main building. A nice place to take in some silence. Also...More

Thank Treesa_t
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My family has been coming here since my son was 2, he's 19 now and the Menil made such an impression on his life that he bring friends and family visitors here.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I visit the Menil each time I am in Houston. This is a smaller gallery but with some very interesting items in the collection. The main building houses modern art, some ancient world artefacts, and African and Pacific Islands (the Magritte collection is noteworthy). However,...More

Thank Kamleman
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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.