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The Menil Collection

1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Convenient Place to Eat While at Museum

Met a friend here for lunch after touring the museum, it is a quiet haven, a wonderful place to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ashton B
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Mexico City, Mexico
Hidden Treasure of Houston

This museum architect is blending nature light and green garden with collections very well. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
charmingccc
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Houston, Texas
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*Please note that the main museum building located at 1533 Sul Ross Street is off view through summer 2018. The Cy Twombly Gallery, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall, Menil Menil Bookstore, and Bistro Menil will remain open with regular hours. The Menil will continue to host public programs. Please visit menil.org for more information.* 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. The Menil Collection’s main museum building 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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Met a friend here for lunch after touring the museum, it is a quiet haven, a wonderful place to catch up, enjoy conversation and enjoy a good meal.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum architect is blending nature light and green garden with collections very well. The neighborhood is blended very well with this museum. They change collection display often so I always free fresh each time visit it. During summer and fall, they often has live...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First came here with a school group. Have returned many times since, alone, just to sit, stroll and contemplate. Don't overlook the second, smaller building across the street; I think it has the best paintings. Even if you're not a modern art aficionado, and I'm...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by to gat out of the Houston heat and really enjoyed the exhibits. Our favorite was the Francis Alys. Fabiola Project. Be sure to watch the film which explains the exhibits.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I love this place! It is half the size of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, but it encompasses everything the makes a true museum/art gallery. They have art from all corners of our world to fit every mood and style. The atmosphere is exceptional....More

Thank Joe J
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The Rothko Chapel, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, and the Cy Twombly Pavilion require a little more spiritual and art appreciation than I possess. We may have been discouraged by the staff to see much of the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, I don't know. The art of...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

My favorite art museum! The paintings come and go, of course, but they've invariably had several Magritte's, Warhol's, and so forth on display over the years. Admission is always free, but be aware, the collection is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (which seems to be...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's a first class museum with first class art and exhibits. I read someone say that the people are snobs...I don't go to look at the people so I really couldn't care less.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The modern art is neat, however, all the rooms are full of such stuck up people giving sideways glances if you quietly discuss what you are looking at with a friend. Grab a glass of wine from the Bistro beforehand to make rude museum goers...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

My friends took me to the Menil collection when I visited. I thoroughly enjoyed the museum. The de Menils collected such a variety of art. It is very manageable to see in an afternoon. What a valuable gift to Houston!

Thank Allison P
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nettmel43
11 April 2018|
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Response from MissMem | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the entire museum was open. It is not huge. There are temporary exhibits and they may have a gallery closed for installation of a new exhibit. It is a wonderful museum.
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Yes, I'm a member. I visit about once a month. Do you have a specific question I might help with?
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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"
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