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The Menil Collection

1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Favorite museum in Houston

Always enjoy this museum. It is small and manageable and can be enjoyed by all ages. You can see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
joeyjo2015
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Houston, Texas
Worst art museum

Me and my family usually enjoy art museums and decided to try this one. Most of the museum was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicki C
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
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+1 713-525-9400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy this museum. It is small and manageable and can be enjoyed by all ages. You can see the entire museum in 45 minutes, or 2 hours. Just depends on how much time you want to take.

Thank joeyjo2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my family usually enjoy art museums and decided to try this one. Most of the museum was modern art, which wasn't impressive. Most of the art could have been done by a first grader. This is probably the worst art museum I've ever...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a couple hours before heading to the airport and decided to visit the Menil on the recommendation of a former Houstonian. If you're a fan of modern or contemporary art, you won't be disappointed! Highlights: Magritte, Max Ernst, early Pollock, Krasner AND a...More

Thank FairBronner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this museum because it always has the most intriguing pieces of art in display. I remember going for the first time when I was in high school and as we walked to the front door, they had "The Little Drummer Boy" sitting on...More

Thank Susana L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very large collection of modern art, and free admission. There is a somewhat sterile feel to the place, and much of the art also left me cold. This place is really for modern art aficionados only. But everyone can enjoy a great lunch at...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The elegant Menil Collection in Houston is a must for art and architecture lovers. It is beautifully designed by Renzo Piano, and the eclectic collection of Modern, contemporary and tribal art and antiquities is very minimally and beautifully presented. The building fits very well into...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just spent an afternoon at the Menil gallery and were very impressed by the collection as well as the building itself. The art collection was incredible and beautifully presented. The building itself was bright with high ceilings and big windows overlooking gardens. Afterwards we...More

Thank ArubaDi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank davemh333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Susan T
Reviewed 4 weeks 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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JohnfromAlliston
Have ever really visited this wonderful collection?
18 March 2016|
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Response from Sharon H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I'm a member. I visit about once a month. Do you have a specific question I might help with?
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Patricia L
Does the museum have motorized chairs for those with mobility issues?
31 January 2016|
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Response from Ricky_The_One | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure but their website says: "Accessibility: The main entrance on Sul Ross Street is accessible to all. Should you need further assistance, please call (713) 525-9400"
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Patricia L
Does the museum have motorized chairs for those with mobility issues?
31 January 2016|
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Response from GARY P |
I'm not sure. You can call them at (713) 525-9400.
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