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Museum of Fine Arts Houston

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The Museum District, Houston
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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.
  • Rebecca R.
    It's a fine fine arts museum. I look forward to seeing their massive Latin American Art collection which is currently not on view. Their movies program is awesome!
  • 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.
  • Flavia F.
    For all art lovers out there definitely a must go when in Houston! Vast selection! Ron Mueck's exhibit is definitely something else! What a talent! Amazing work!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lily E.
    Lily Erickson5 days ago
    It's an amazing museum!!! I've been coming here since I was a baby and always has the best experiences!!!!!
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    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."
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WagnerJune 4
    Been here 5+ times
    The summer armchair movies are a wonderful way to experience exhibits from a round the world without leaving home. Well done documentaries featuring many of the masters.
  • 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.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJanuary 2, 2013
    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Museum Exhibit.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Art Museum. Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app
  • HISTORY
    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.
  • 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 ElizondoJanuary 10
    The base museum offerings are worth the price of admission, with the traveling exhibits added on for the more curious.
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HernandezDecember 12, 2015
    Great collection of European art: from Van Eycks to Rembrandts, Degas, Picassos and one Hopper.
  • 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.
  • LilyRose G.
    LilyRose GuzmanSeptember 23, 2015
    The art is wonderful, many collections from through out history. Workers are also very nice.
  • 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 mfah.org/films
  • Marc S.
    Marc SAugust 30, 2016
    For special exhibits, buy your tickets online in advance to secure a convenient time and avoid lines.
  • Eric P.
    Eric PanNovember 9, 2015
    Great collection of art from around the world and good rotating exhibits.
  • 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.
  • PiiNk H.
    PiiNk HollinsAugust 9, 2012
    Has a cafe express in the bottom level of the building. And the museum is free on Thursdays!
  • 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.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 26, 2012
    Be sure to go on Thursday after 4 PM. They are open late and admission is free!
  • 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 DawsonJanuary 6
    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.
  • César F.
    Museum is free on Thursdays! And if you're a student bring your ID.
  • 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.
  • Jarrod K.
    Jarrod KlawinskyMay 18, 2016
    One of the best comprehensive art museums South of the Mason Dixon
  • ELS Language Centers
    ELS Language CentersApril 13, 2012
    25 miles from ELS - free on Thursdays from 10am - 9 pm. www.MFAH.org
  • Mandar T.
    Mandar TrivediApril 12, 2015
    Thanks to Shell sponsorship, you can get free general admission on Thursdays.
  • 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
  • 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 ParentsConnect.com
  • kirsten j.
    kirsten jordanApril 10, 2016
    I enjoyed the Happy Hour then walking the museum aftetwards.
  • Clint L.
    Clint LivelyJuly 10, 2015
    Great place to spend some time - always a great visiting exhibit
  • Camila C.
    Camila CahFebruary 9
    Been here 5+ times
    You always can see little of world here!
  • 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
  • Plaza Museum D.
    Wish you could experience this everyday?? Now you can! Just move to The Plaza right down the street!
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VNovember 11, 2016
    The Mixed Media parties are the best!
  • Margaret C.
    Margaret CampbellApril 18, 2012
    Beautiful and unusual collection of Egyptomania in MFAH "law" building
  • David Bryan R.
    David Bryan RamosJanuary 23, 2015
    Everyone should visit this museum. It's free every thursday!!!
  • Laura H.
    Laura HelfrichDecember 9, 2011
    Adults $7; Kids $3.50 Suggest that older kids/teens/adults visit.
  • Michael B.
    Michael Bell3 weeks ago
    The foyer itself is a work of art!
  • Tyson B.
    Tyson BramerJune 14, 2012
    It's free on Thursdays after 4 PM, so get here now!
  • 1000Museums, Inc
    1000Museums, IncSeptember 30, 2011
    Check out the LIfe & Luxury exhibit that opened 9/18/11. It's great!
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanApril 5, 2015
    Go for the art, stay for a film.
  • Christina H.
    Christina HarrisonOctober 16, 2016
    Great museum - Harrison AC & Heat
  • Martin L V.
    Martin L VargasFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Take your time and immerse yourself in art
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.August 1, 2012
    This is a nice place 2 go 2 & look @ fine art in Houston.
  • Leah J.
    Leah JohnsonApril 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to check out the Wilson Tunnel! Changes colors too!
  • Ashley E.
    Ashley EJuly 9, 2016
    The Audrey Antique was Breathtaking!
  • Gavin C.
    Gavin CraigOctober 25, 2014
    2nd floor men's room. Cleanest bathrooms in Texas!
  • Sushil R.
    Sushil RajaJuly 21, 2012
    Tunnel connecting buildings is quite cool
  • Dalene A.
    Dalene AnnDecember 27, 2012
    Pradas of Spain special exhibit!! Thursdays free admission!!
  • Ed C.
    Ed CastilloJanuary 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk through the tunnel that runs under the street. I never visit without walking there.
  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha MaeJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Free admission on Thursdays! Thanks Shell!
  • Herbert Steel A.
    Herbert Steel A.April 29, 2011
    Be sure to check the Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time through July 4th
  • Eva K.
    Eva K.February 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Open until 9pm on Thursdays and already mentioned...FREE!
  • Pepe T.
    Pepe TelichDecember 31, 2011
    The Tutankhamun exhibit is worth every penny
  • Maaria Y.
    Maaria YasinAugust 23, 2015
    I live to see the day MFAH hosts Gottfried Helnwein work!
  • Cynthia A.
    Cynthia AzzamFebruary 11, 2012
    Thursday evening, free admission.
  • Mauricio M.
    Mauricio MarinNovember 17, 2014
    Houston cinema arts festival
  • Carolina C.
    Lone Star - North Harris and St. Thomas students have free admission. Just show the student ID
  • Anu Y.
    Anu YNovember 9, 2011
    The King Tut special is worth a visit.
  • Megan M.
    Megan MaiselJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my happy place.
  • Winthrop A.
    Winthrop ArnoldMarch 20, 2014
    I'm on my way to the Museum of Fine Arts...
  • Kendra H.
    See Picasso's Black and White Exhibit
  • Haloise R.
    Haloise ReddingAugust 21, 2015
    Free on Thursdays 10am-9pm
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CeynarDecember 31, 2011
    Bath room signs are small and hard to find.
  • Nei D.
    Nei DominguesMay 3, 2012
    Free access on Thursdays ! Thanks to Shell !
  • Releine
    ReleineOctober 21, 2011
    Many buildings. Many exhibitions
  • Todd H.
    Todd HammondApril 30, 2016
    See the Sculpted in Steel exhibit!
  • Oscar B.
    Oscar BalderasApril 19, 2012
    Free admission on Thursday
  • Holly W.
    Holly W.December 11, 2011
    The King Tut exhibit is a must see
  • Sachin S.
    Sachin ShahSeptember 19, 2016
    Kusama exhibit was very interesting
  • Vasilii A.
    Vasilii ArtyukhovJanuary 7, 2011
    The Korean Disco Budda is OMG AWSUM!!!11
  • Michael C.
    Michael CastilloApril 8, 2014
    I'm an artist n I escape here
  • Christopher D.
    Ask the sentries if you can touch.
  • Daphne C.
    Daphne CebekFebruary 11, 2012
    Check out the new Olitski exhibit!
  • Robert D.
    Robert DaughertySeptember 22, 2011
    Check out the helmut newton exhibit ! It's on till the 25th of September 2011
  • Rebecca R.
    Rebecca RochaJuly 8, 2016
    Tiene una importante colección de objetos de arte antiguo y moderno. Y lo mejor de todo es que los jueves es Gratis !!!!
  • Paulina S.
    Paulina SanchezAugust 22, 2015
    Hay obras de grandes artistas, Modigliani, Picasso...sorprende!
  • sj p.
    sj parkJuly 12, 2014
    유명한 화가들의 유명하지 않은 작품들이 있음. 규모는 큰 편이라고 하나 방마다 서있는 관리자 수가 적은 것으로 봐서는 진품이 아닌 것들이 더 많이 걸려있을지도...
  • Blanca D.
    Blanca DelgadoJanuary 15, 2016
    Llegar con tiempo para visitarlo todo.
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