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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!!"(6 Tips)
    "... meal at the Museum's Cafe Express"(3 Tips)
    Social N.
    "They are open late and admission is free!"(3 Tips)
    Lana J.
    "Sculpted in steel exhibit was fantastic."(2 Tips)
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  • 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.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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.
  • B. L.
    B. LewisMarch 25, 2012
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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."
  • 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
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kaustubh T.
    This is an intriguing museum with an excellent international collection to offer! Recommended!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Manuel F.
    Went for the Sculpted in Steel show (which was great) but also enjoyed just walking though the seeing the art work.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unholy U.
    Surprisingly big. There are tons of great pieces, even some by the masters here and there. A must see in the city.
  • LilyRose G.
    LilyRose GuzmanSeptember 23, 2015
    The art is wonderful, many collections from through out history. Workers are also very nice.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezDecember 12, 2015
    Great collection of European art: from Van Eycks to Rembrandts, Degas, Picassos and one Hopper.
  • 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
  • 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 B.
    Eric BarnettMarch 22, 2015
    Make sure you do the audio tour. Totally worth it. You get so much more out of the museum.
  • 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
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 26, 2012
    Be sure to go on Thursday after 4 PM. They are open late and admission is free!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Eric P.
    Eric PanNovember 9, 2015
    Great collection of art from around the world and good rotating exhibits.
  • 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!
  • Scott H.
    Scott HarbisonSeptember 19, 2013
    Small, but very nice collection of impressionist works! Monet. Pissarro, Renoir, Cezanne, Sisley, Manet and more!
  • 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.
  • Marsha F.
    Marsha FeskeJuly 19, 2013
    Amazing collections! Be sure to visit Turrell exhibit while it is available!
  • Lana J.
    Sculpted in steel exhibit was fantastic. Go across the street for cocktails at hotel Zaza.
  • Karina K.
    Karina KingOctober 19, 2012
    Excellent. Go as much as you can and get as much info as possible.
  • Carolina C.
    Lone Star - North Harris and St. Thomas students have free admission. Just show the student ID
  • ELS Language Centers
    ELS Language CentersApril 13, 2012
    25 miles from ELS - free on Thursdays from 10am - 9 pm.
  • Mandar T.
    Mandar TrivediApril 12, 2015
    Thanks to Shell sponsorship, you can get free general admission on Thursdays.
  • Sridhar R.
    Sridhar RaoMarch 17, 2012
    The exhibits are always interesting and easy to understand
  • Laura H.
    Laura HelfrichDecember 9, 2011
    Adults $7; Kids $3.50 Suggest that older kids/teens/adults visit.
  • 1000Museums, Inc
    1000Museums, IncSeptember 30, 2011
    Check out the LIfe & Luxury exhibit that opened 9/18/11. It's great!
  • Billy O.
    Billy OvallesOctober 11, 2011
    Bring headphones along with your cellphone for access to the free audioguides Read more
  • Jarrod K.
    One of the best comprehensive art museums South of the Mason Dixon
  • Plaza Museum D.
    Wish you could experience this everyday?? Now you can! Just move to The Plaza right down the street!
  • kirsten j.
    I enjoyed the Happy Hour then walking the museum aftetwards.
  • Ed C.
    Ed CastilloJanuary 20, 2011
    Walk through the tunnel that runs under the street. I never visit without walking there.
  • Leah J.
    Leah JohnsonApril 30, 2011
    Make sure to check out the Wilson Tunnel! Changes colors too!
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