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Cy Twombly Gallery

Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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Address: 1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Phone Number: +1 713-525-9400

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the third artist

Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg had a third artist friend / lover / etc - Cy Twombly. Houston has a museum devoted to his works - and volunteers eager to inform you about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2014
seggerman
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Westport, Connecticut
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Reston, Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Look, I get that modern art is subjective, and some modern artists have created some truly unique works that have truly challenged the boundaries of self-expression. Cy Twombly is not one of those. He's not, and unlike many artists, this isn't open to debate. Creating nothing but scribbles on a wall that looks like you let children loose in the... More 

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Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I was only familiar with Twombly's 50 Days at Ilium located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So very glad I had a chance to view more of his work. Twombly is an artist who has to grow on you. I did not appreciate the Philadelphia piece until I had seen it at least five times, but it was so... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The perfect quick gallery to visit. A gem. The best 20 min of your day. I never get tired of the paintings.

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Ossining, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is a gorgeous, free museum that showcases a wide variety of art in one of the U.S's best museum buildings.

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Utah
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I'm a big fan of much modern art (Anselm Kiefer is a particular favorite of mine), but Twombly's works did not do much for me. Plus the museum guards were really annoying. They were highly suspicious of our children and watched us like hawks the entire time we were there. It is hard to take in the aura and spirit... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Opposite the Menil Collection and the Rothko chapel, it's easy for this gallery to be over-looked. I've never been a great fan of Twombly, but this small gallery has transformed the way I view him. Excellent.

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg had a third artist friend / lover / etc - Cy Twombly. Houston has a museum devoted to his works - and volunteers eager to inform you about his place in mid 20th century art.

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1 Thank seggerman
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

This building is entirely dedicated to the artwork of Cy Twombly. You may love his art, or you may hate it. If you struggle to appreciate the modern art, try focusing on the calm atmosphere of the exhibition space. Sit on the benches, and look at the colors that Twombly splashes on the larger-than-life canvases. One room holds seven canvases,... More 

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rockford il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013

First, let me say how amusing is to continually find that people who obviously have no understanding of abstract expressionist (or really any) art ignorantly comment on this place and others, and about how some pieces "could have been made by young children". Sadly, these people have lost a basic understanding, a freedom from oppressive logic and originality of thought... More 

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Bracknell
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

I cannot understand how this can be called art. A number of large canvases which have marks on them which could have been made by young children in first year at school. Perhaps Twombly is a talented artist but I did not see any evidence of talent in these "pictures" Fortunately we had not paid to enter the gallery

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