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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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One of Finest Private Museums in World

Dominique and John de Menil were world class collectors -- not just of modern art, surrealism in particular, but of African art, Inuit art, and ancient Egyptian art. Their... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dominique and John de Menil were world class collectors -- not just of modern art, surrealism in particular, but of African art, Inuit art, and ancient Egyptian art. Their collection is too extensive to all be on display, but some of their finest works are beautifully displayed in this iconic Renzo Piano building. Admission is free and it's open every... More 

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The Menil Collection must be one of the best museums in the USA if not the world. I last visited in September 2016 five times in the two weeks I spent in Houston. How lucky I am to have studied there the show called Picasso the Line consisting of drawings by Picasso we rarely see because so many are in... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tt is a unique and beautiful ART collection, must to see, you will never regret ! Builing by itself is very interesting, No public admission fees, located on 30 acre property.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The variety of exhibits and art styles, the setting, the ease of access, the free entrance. What's not to like?!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a peak as I had heard a lot of good things about this Collection. Very glad I did as they had a great art exhibit of artwork from the 60's which was very interesting. Definitely stop in.

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The quality and diversity of art in a museum this size is remarkable. Pick the best museums in the world, Louvre, Met, and this is on par when compared per square foot.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Accidentally ran into this place while touring Houston. This place has a variety of fine arts and located in a nice and quiet neighborhood, the architect itself is beautiful as well. It's definitely worth a visit. What am I saying...the entry to the museum is FREE. You should definitely check it out if you are in Houston.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A recent trip to Houston provided an opportunity to explore the lovely Menil Collection . A pleasant afternoon of art gazing was definitely enhanced by the tasteful and unique offerings in the Menil cafe. If the opportunity presents, do not pass up the cannoli.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in a lovely part of Houston, this museum hold a variety of very interesting collections and the building itself is very beautiful and a work of art. It is not so big that it is overwhelming and variety of works keeps one engaged and interested. Even teenagers can enjoy this museum. Easy walk to Rothko Chapel too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All art should be so lucky as to find a home in this beautiful museum. A magnificent gift to the city and the rest of us, The Menil Collection should be on the top of the list for every cultural visitor to Houston. The six Kelly’s in the reception hall are the visual definition of the luxurious serenity when space,... More 

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