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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
Phone Number: +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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Surprisingly good art collection

Houston MFA is a solid museum with plenty to see. There are no standout pieces you learned in an art history class, but they seem to have a good sampling of masters and genres... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Houston MFA is a solid museum with plenty to see. There are no standout pieces you learned in an art history class, but they seem to have a good sampling of masters and genres. The underground tunnel is cool. Check it out on the first weekend of the month when entry is free for Bank of America customers.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These are a don't miss. We parked across the street at the church for no fee. The Degas special exhibit was very nice with paintings gathered from all over the world. Degas had a breath of field with oils, watercolors, photos and sculptures. It is truly a special exhibit. The Emperor's Treasures were exquisite works on display with the history... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very modern museum. Parking on site for $6. Degas exhibit tremendous. Paintings, sketches and sculptures on loan from collections worldwide. Museum cafe has surprisingly good food and reasonable. Also a Metro stop at Museum.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although the exhibit hall is gloomy (could use a facelift after all these years, additional lighting would help), the Degas exhibit was exceptional! An enormous collection from collections, galleries and museums around the world. We were blown away by the diversity of his work. The presentation roughly by "period" during his life was well composed. The audio phones are add... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well distributed and not too crowded, prices are reasonable (I got student discount so I paid $18, but there are cheaper tickets at Costco) I loved the Degas exhibit.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this museum a couple times, this time for a specific Dega exhibition. The museum is large with a wide variety of exhibits and art.

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Durango, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing collection of Degas works of all media, including small sculptures. Oils, pastels, charcoal, early photographic prints, bronze sculptures comprise the collection. Amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum, lots to look at. Be sure to pick up a guide at the front desk, you can easily get lost!

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The variety of exhibits in this place are of the finest quality and level. They vary so plan before you go if you like specific art periods or styles. I highly recommend this place regardless of what is on exhibit, for their traveling exhibits are always worth the visit, but some folks may be more picky.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to MFAH early Friday afternoon to see the Degas collection. The room and the presentation were excellent. After you see and read (very important), you'll think you were leaving mid to late 1800's Paris country side or cafe scene.

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