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Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Art Museum
The Museum District, Houston
  • Dalene A.
    "Pradas of Spain special exhibit!! Thursdays free admission!!"(8 Tips)
    Social N.
    "They are open late and admission is free!"(4 Tips)
    "... meal at the Museum's Cafe Express"(3 Tips)
    Lana J.
    "Sculpted in steel exhibit was fantastic."(2 Tips)
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  • B. L.
    B. LewisMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Parking lot across from museum fills quickly on weekends & other busy days. Park for free 2 blocks away at Glassell School (5101 Montrose). Bonus?- Cullen Sculpture Garden is on the two-block route.
  • Marion D.
    Marion DOctober 19, 2015
    If you only have a couple of hours, spend them in the Audrey Jones Beck building. Antiquities and American art on 1st floor. Permanent collection of European art on 2nd floor.
  • DJ Scoop
    DJ ScoopNovember 30, 2011
    One thing Houston is known for is its diversity in Art, and Museum of Fine Arts is the spot where Diversity exists in Art World, Great Spacious Museum, love it when they have their Night Life there.
  • Luisana P.
    Luisana PerazaAugust 24, 2014
    Definitely if you still have time you have to come over and see the Soto Penetrable it is perfect! Geometry, movement... Just perfection
  • Kaustubh T.
    Kaustubh ThirumalaiMarch 24, 2016
    This is an intriguing museum with an excellent international collection to offer! Recommended!
    Upvoted Dec 14, 2016
  • Gerry M.
    Gerry ManacsaJune 29, 2012
    The MFA folks don't allow bike parking on the railings and poles around the campus. You'll find a bike rack hidden in the parking garage or you can store it at the coat check in the Beck Building.
  • Dat C.
    Dat ChuSeptember 1, 2014
    Special exhibitions that bring art pieces from around the world to Houston. The underground tunnel has a light panel that can be used for cool photograph effect.
  • Natalie H.
    Natalie HenshilwoodJanuary 5, 2012
    The acclaimed traveling exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs features more than 100 artworks, most of which had never been shown in the United States prior to this tour!
  • fabulous savings
    fabulous savingsMarch 19, 2012
    As mentioned, here's "Walking Man" by Auguste Rodin on display at the Cullen Sculpture Garden. Admission is included, and it's just across Bissonnet St from the main Beck & Law gallery buildings.
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PanAugust 18, 2013
    I've been to almost every major museum in the world and I must say the food here at the cafe is the best I've had at any museum
  • TopSpot Internet Marketing
    Web Developer Rachel: "I've always liked art museums, and the MFAH is definitely one of my new favorites. It helps that you can also go see films here if you don't feel like walking around."
  • Laura H.
    Laura HelfrichFebruary 27, 2012
    Save big bucks with the CityPass for 5 venues... The Cafe Express restaurant is a tasty part of the MFAH as well! Don't forget to walk the 'tunnel' between the two buildings :D
  • fabulous savings
    fabulous savingsMarch 19, 2012
    Be sure to check out Rodin's work at the sculpture garden across the street from the Law Building. But use this Viator coupon to buy a CityPASS if you're planning a visit. You'll save an extra 7% off! Read more
  • Chris V.
    Chris VegaAugust 5, 2016
    The tunnel to the contemporary wing is cool. Great select of impressionists and cubists.
  • Eddie V's Prime Seafood
    Thursday is the best day to explore the museum. Free admission, open until 9 p.m. and often has gallery talks and tours.
  • Jo D.
    Jo DobrowskiAugust 23, 2015
    Very cool! Lots of artifacts from all around the world. Only made it through one building, though. Definitely plan a couple of hours to make it through.
  • Kathryn A.
    Kathryn AndersonAugust 21, 2015
    If you have kids, take them to Shadow Monsters! On view until Sept 20. So fun. Especially on free Thursday. #shadowmonsters
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJanuary 2, 2013
    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Museum Exhibit.Check out more Houston Press Winners here: Or go moblie with the free Best Of app
    HISTORYApril 6, 2010
    Paintings are abundant, but the lovely sculpture garden is also worth viewing. Film buffs love the museum for its weekly showing of classic and foreign films.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJanuary 2, 2013
    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Art Museum. Check out more Houston Press Winners here: Or go moblie with the free Best Of app
  • Manuel F.
    Manuel FloresMarch 11, 2016
    Went for the Sculpted in Steel show (which was great) but also enjoyed just walking though the seeing the art work.
  • Unholy U.
    Unholy UndeadMarch 31, 2016
    Surprisingly big. There are tons of great pieces, even some by the masters here and there. A must see in the city.
  • Andres E.
    Andres Elizondo1 week ago
    The base museum offerings are worth the price of admission, with the traveling exhibits added on for the more curious.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BarnettMarch 22, 2015
    Make sure you do the audio tour. Totally worth it. You get so much more out of the museum.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezDecember 12, 2015
    Great collection of European art: from Van Eycks to Rembrandts, Degas, Picassos and one Hopper.
  • LilyRose G.
    LilyRose GuzmanSeptember 23, 2015
    The art is wonderful, many collections from through out history. Workers are also very nice.
  • Umang D.
    Umang DesaiJanuary 5, 2012
    Try to get the free parking across the street. If you can't get that, bring a Student ID to get a nice discount.
  • Derek S.
    Derek SteenAugust 2, 2010
    See a film here on any weekend throughout the year. They're usually a new independent film or a pre-release to a major film. Sometimes they have classic films on show. Find out more at
  • Marc S.
    Marc SAugust 30, 2016
    For special exhibits, buy your tickets online in advance to secure a convenient time and avoid lines.
  • PiiNk H.
    PiiNk HollinsAugust 9, 2012
    Has a cafe express in the bottom level of the building. And the museum is free on Thursdays!
  • Eric P.
    Eric PanNovember 9, 2015
    Great collection of art from around the world and good rotating exhibits.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 26, 2012
    Be sure to go on Thursday after 4 PM. They are open late and admission is free!
  • Arce D.
    Arce DuarteOctober 22, 2015
    Students get reduced admission, if your an art student and have an assignment, sometimes you can get in for free with your student ID.
  • Marsha F.
    Marsha FeskeJuly 19, 2013
    Amazing collections! Be sure to visit Turrell exhibit while it is available!
  • Lana J.
    Lana JakovichMay 27, 2016
    Sculpted in steel exhibit was fantastic. Go across the street for cocktails at hotel Zaza.
  • Javien D.
    Javien Dawson1 week ago
    Could offer a more diverse exhibit than the usual exhibits every museum has
  • Jarrod K.
    Jarrod KlawinskySeptember 15, 2016
    Free admission on Thursdays. A must stop when in the Museum District
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerMay 24, 2011
    If you're a student anywhere be sure to bring your ID, there's significant discounts for visiting exhibits!
  • Karina K.
    Karina KingOctober 19, 2012
    Excellent. Go as much as you can and get as much info as possible.
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonJuly 14, 2011
    Are you a member? It's one of the best deals in town. Free entry, discounts at the store, monthly socials and art preview events.
  • ELS Language Centers
    ELS Language CentersApril 13, 2012
    25 miles from ELS - free on Thursdays from 10am - 9 pm.
  • Jarrod K.
    Jarrod KlawinskyMay 18, 2016
    One of the best comprehensive art museums South of the Mason Dixon
  • Mandar T.
    Mandar TrivediApril 12, 2015
    Thanks to Shell sponsorship, you can get free general admission on Thursdays.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 23, 2010
    Ask for a Family Pack at the front desk – it’s filled with art appreciation games and hands-on activities. Powered by
  • Marni
    MarniOctober 20, 2014
    Excellent collection and free on Thursdays.
  • Dorian M.
    Dorian MartinAugust 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing displays. Love their periodic book tours!
  • Sridhar R.
    Sridhar RaoMarch 17, 2012
    The exhibits are always interesting and easy to understand
  • Karen
    KarenMarch 4, 2010
    It's HUGE. Enjoy the art, special collections, a movie,and even a tasty meal at the Museum's Cafe Express
  • Billy O.
    Billy OvallesOctober 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring headphones along with your cellphone for access to the free audioguides Read more
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