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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Neighbourhood: The Museum District
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Address: 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1803
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+1 713-639-7771
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:15 - 19:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its...

The first municipal art museum in Texas is most well-known for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, and also includes Baroque and Renaissance art, African tribal art, a sculpture garden and a teaching wing, where the works of students and top Texas artists are displayed.

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The two buildings comprising the museum are in the "museum district" of Houston, a prime location. Parking can be tricky on "free Thursday." Be sure to first try the church lot... read more

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Houston
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The two buildings comprising the museum are in the "museum district" of Houston, a prime location. Parking can be tricky on "free Thursday." Be sure to first try the church lot directly in front and across the street, then the parking garage just to the east. There is an underground tunnel joining the two buildings that should not be missed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent three interesting hours there. Which for me was good. I'm not a big museum type person. Two (maybe even three) areas they could improve. 1. Provide better directions to the museum and parking. I had to ring up and ask for advice. 2. Get Google to fix their lookup. Each time I asked for routing directions Google directed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoy the beauty and peace of the Museum. It transport one back to another time. the museum has different exhibits that are well planned for the public.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place as it offer several possibilities to enjoy arts, in its different expressions. The permanent exhibitions are great, but also the temporary ones are peculiar. I would only suggest the MFAH to offer a priority to its members as I am because I tried to attend Kusama exhibition in Houston for 4 times and we never managed... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

MFAH has a wonderful permanent collection of art and decorative art objects on view all the time. In addition, there are numerous opportunities during the year to view extraordinary visiting exhibitions. Visit and walk through a room and pick a favorite item and then go to the next room and see if you see something else you like better. Take... More 

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Thank Bill738
Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best exhibits are seen in Houston's best museum! I went twice to see the Degas exhibit. The paintings and drawings were systematically laid out, the size of the exhibit space allowed for ease of viewing. I look forward to the next great exhibit. Keep them coming, MFAH!

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Thank Treena R
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my Sister to the Degas exhibit for a nice girls only trip. The afternoon out was perfect. Have also been with friends, family, and children. This was a wonderful trip for all occasions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Degas exhibit on Monday January 16 (the last day of the exhibition) at lunch Found the exhibit to be well laid out and fairly easy to follow even without the audio narration. Was surprised to find out the Degas had experimented with photography in the 1860's. What an amazing artist he was! The facility itself seemed truly vast,... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are always a handfull of exhibits, the latest that I saw were Retrospective of Degas and "Imperors Threasure". I had to go twice, on two consecutive days, to savor Degas and to visit my old favorites, from Bouguereau to Frank Stella, the museum is a threasure throve! Last summer I saw unforgetable Yayoi Kusama exhibit... There is always something... More 

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Thank Irina T
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is an excellent museum with something for everyone. The staff is very helpful and will be able to assist you to make your visit painless.

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