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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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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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