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The Menil Collection

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Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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Address: 1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
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+1 713-525-9400
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such...

One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such surrealist works as those by Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, and offers visitors a sign-free and simply-designed environment in which to experience the art in a more personal way. The main building is accompanied by four satellite buildings.

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unexpected and fab

We had heard that this collection was good and so went along. We tried to arrive via public transport which required a fair bit of walking, but it was well worth it. The building... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had heard that this collection was good and so went along. We tried to arrive via public transport which required a fair bit of walking, but it was well worth it. The building was lovely and the collection well displayed.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very clean, contemporary museum housing some of the most unique and very distinct collections ranging from a variety of ages and movement periods. My particular favorite is the Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall. Its simplicity is pure bliss.

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Houston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everywhere I visit in the world, I try to visit the city/town's art museums. After visiting more than 40 countries, every time I visit The Menil Collection in my home city of Houston, I can not help but appraise the richness of the collection and feel fortunate to be able to visit it when ever I have time. It welcomes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guarantee you'll have a good time visiting the Menil. Plan to spend at least an hour or up to 2 or 3, and then get lunch at the cafe across the street. It's free, so feel free to just pop in and go down the road to the Rothko Chapel, or stick around and slowly walk around everything. It's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am by no way an art enthusiast, so this gallery was perfect, offered a variety off exhibtions of differing genres.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Menil. It is part of a wonderful inner-city neighborhood. The permanent and special exhibits are always interesting.

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Seabrook, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the largest owned individual collection of art in the U.S. So much diversity, not to be missed and nestled in a quaint neighbor hood

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. The size makes it easy to see everything, and pause and enjoy the art and read the descriptions. I love the breadth of the regular collections, and coming back by to see the new exhibits. The fact that it's free makes it a true gem in Houston's museum scene.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good collection of art at this lovely small museum. It's very easy to do in an hour and isn't overwhelming like many museums can be. There's a good collection of modern art, and it's FREE! Definitely worth seeing though I didn't see anything that blew my socks off. I recommend it.

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North Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful journey in beauty and tastefully displayed enjoyable and inspirational go on a pretty day and walk there it's just a great must do experience

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