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The Menil Collection

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Precious collection

The collection of the De Menil is housed in a beautiful building deigned by Renzo Piano. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carmdimauro
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Italia
New drawing building

Great building it’s brand new About 33 pieces of art in new building Not much write up near the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
boatlover7411
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New York City, New York
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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...more
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1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The collection of the De Menil is housed in a beautiful building deigned by Renzo Piano. The collection of art is very interesting and ranges from surrealism to ancient Greece. Attached is the Cy Twombly gallery small but equally interesting if you like this artist.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank carmdimauro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go for a quite afternoon. Has some very interesting pieces and there are little pamphlets in most of the rooms that give you some guidance on the objects in the room. There are also museum guides in each room, that can answer...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank tleeEvans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great building it’s brand new About 33 pieces of art in new building Not much write up near the art maybe too new? However I did talk to the docent he Told me all kinds of stuff Who collected why the piece is strange or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank boatlover7411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love me a museum. My significant other, not so much. To me, a great museum inspires me, to the point that I inspire HER! This is not that museum. Yet, it may be a museum for certain folks. I dislike ancient art, crafts, sculpture....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mpgo66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an art docent and often walk people/groups through the various Menil buildings. My guests always comment that it is VERY helpful to have somebody to talk them through the various galleries, as the Menil does not have wall context nor any sort of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WKAINTX
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some Argentine friends of ours who live in Italy came to Houston to visit and noted they would like to go to the Menil. Their wish was our command! We enjoy the Menil and had not been in probably 6 months plus. I had also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 13 January 2019

What is interesting about this musseum is that you find a variety of art, painting, sculptures, etc. from 500 B.C. to our times, cubisim, surrealisim, etc. Easy acces allow you to do a fast visit. Two hours visit that you will enjoy

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicolas R
Reviewed 8 January 2019

This museum is a must for all ages. It has the unusual, the funny, and ancient artifacts dating back to the earliest centuries all under one roof divided into various rooms for each viewing.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Dianne W
Reviewed 4 January 2019

My son and daughter-in-law from Seattle visited along with me just before Christmas. Very interesting displays well layed out. Very quiet and nice place to visit and enjoy.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joe P
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We toured the various buildings and enjoyed them all. The installation with the florescent tubes was unique and the docent was very informative. We had lunch at the Menil Bistro and the food and presentation were first class. The buildings are places where you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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