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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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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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A lovely museum

They have a wonderful collection of my favorite artist's (Joseph Cornell) works. The entire collection is solid and it is worth the trip.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Conroe, Texas
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Conroe, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They have a wonderful collection of my favorite artist's (Joseph Cornell) works. The entire collection is solid and it is worth the trip.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Rothko chapel is interesting, as is the personal collection. The museum lacks good lighting on tiny labels, and signs. The Bistro across the street is very nice.

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Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mindblowing art collection that is a must see for anyone visiting Houston. Of course you know about the Rothko and Twombly works housed there but there are also Magritte, Dali and Warhol works. Some of the best surrealism style paintings ever created. Do not miss.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Menil Collection is a splendid museum wth a mix of classic and contemporary art. In a single visit we saw only part of the collection. Alas, we did not have time to return to it, but will surely do so when we return to Houston. Each piece that we saw was choice, a tribute to the discerning taste of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gallery worth seeing the collection and the surrounding area with open parks and restaurants.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have great exhibits here, and it is free! It's nice to visit during the day when it's almost empty.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting The Menil and its beautiful grounds for over 25 years. The museum exhibits a diverse group of artist and their works. Picasso, Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Warhol, Monet, and so many others. I like the architecture of the building and most of all the old Houston neighborhood it resides in. I have spent many hours walking the... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menil collection is fabulous. I've visited several times and it is outstanding! There is a bistro on property where you can get brunch and then walk to the museum for a perfect afternoon. The surrounding grounds are great for a picnic!

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And that isn't really a good thing. I have loved the museum way back then and had a marvelous experience. I was so looking forward to giving same that experience to my husband. But where do I start. How about the darkness. The Surrealism galleries were so dark, the labels were invisible and the works not much easier to see.... More 

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Barbados
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful private collection. The special highlight is the Rothko chapel with the Martin Luther King memorial sculpture outside.

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