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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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A great place to wander around by yourself or with a small group of friends. The area around the museum is great to have lunch and people watch. Try to take the Metro Rail into... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to wander around by yourself or with a small group of friends. The area around the museum is great to have lunch and people watch. Try to take the Metro Rail into the museum District. Overall great experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots to see and do, do not rush going through this fabulous place. Keep your hands in your pockets and please do not touch though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful museum, with a varied permanent collection of very high quality and temporary exhibits that range from blockbuster to eccentric. They have a good film and lecture series, and craft days for children. The gift shop is always interesting -- a great selection of children's books, toys, art books, and quirky objects.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw the Degas exhibition recently and it was outstanding! Their collection of old masters is my favorite over the years. I have always loved the Heda and recently saw it's companion in Amsterdam.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the set up of the museum itself is confusing. elevators that do not reach all the floors so that you go up then across, then down. you need more than a map. it required a lot of walking and even though the elderly member had a chair we all got tired trying to figure how to get to the areas... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your walking shoes since this place is extensive. Lots of great exhibit artwork and quite popular a place for art lovers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When compared to Fine Art Museums of other cities, Houston is quite different. When I went on a free Thursday I saw very little "fine art" in the classic sense, however I did see some of the most amazing ancient to not-so-ancient pieces from all over the world. Right now (Feb 2017) they have a fantastic Muslim Art exhibition that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly suggest you visit MFAH. It's a super fun place with amazing art, AND they hold weekly awesome socials with booze and art and music! So fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the finest collections of modern art in the USA ...well worth the visit . If doing this, then you must also take in the Menil Collection, the Museum of Contemporary Art, all within walking distance of one another, & a short ride away the Station Museum of Contemporary Art , (off Alabama street & ) in the heart... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum of Fine Arts continues to be a world-class fine art venue. The Degas exhibit, curated to show the many forms of Degas' art over his lifetime, gathered from all over the world, was first-rate. I returned twice and each time was deeply impressed by the effort the Museum took to put this show together. We have an exceptional... More 

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