The Menil Collection

1533 Sul Ross St. (btwn Mulberry & Mandell), Houston, TX 77006, United States
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    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon–Tue
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  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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  • Charman A.

    Just a short walk away are the Rothko Chapel and the Flavin Installation, both worthwhile stops, especially the Chapel.

    Charman Ancheta · November 7, 2009
  • Andrew R.

    The Menil and the park across the street are ideal places to have a picnic on a beautiful day.

    Andrew Rebman · February 25, 2010
  • Dora

    Always free (!), the collection houses works by Picasso, Warhol, Magritte, and Dali, as well as ancient artifacts from cultures all over the world. Powered by

    Dora · July 23, 2010
  • ToryBurch

    One of the most incredible collections of modern art and antiquities in the country. Start in the stunning Cy Twombly Gallery and follow through to the Byzantine artifacts and paintings.

    ToryBurch · April 22, 2011
  • Leah J.

    Come during the daylight, museum lit by natural sunlight through transparent roof makes the artwork lovely (and they have lights for at night too)

    Leah Johnson · December 16, 2010
  • Christine S.

    Rothko Chapel is just down the street!

    Christine Stephenson · July 3, 2010
  • Kandas N.

    View the Menil Collection. Look for the gray lightbulb on a cement block. Read more

    Kandas Nesbitt-Rodarte · March 20, 2010
  • Pam W.

    I feel like I'm being stalked by security guards. This place has more security then the MET in NYC

    Pam W · February 8, 2013
  • Houston Press

    Love this museum? Vote for the 2013 Best of Readers Choice for your favorite Houston Museum!

    Houston Press · July 25, 2013
  • David S.

    Free parking off of Alabama!

    David Strong · June 1, 2012
  • Daphne C.

    See the byzantine frescoes before they ship them back to Cyprus!!

    Daphne Cebek · February 12, 2012
  • Chad S.

    Check out the Surrealism exhibit... they have lots of Magritte, my favorite.

    Chad Smalley · November 10, 2011
  • Jordan D.

    Donate money to the Menil, even if it's just a dollar.

    Jordan Dailey · April 14, 2011
  • The Wall Street Journal

    The Renzo Piano-designed museum, its satellite buildings, and the Rothko Chapel, are so integral to Houston's identity that it's hard to believe that the institution is only 25 years old. Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • TopSpot Internet Marketing

    SEO Specialist Lauren claims it's more artsy than geeky, but being a geek about art is okay by us. Come here for the free admission and great modern art exhibits.

    TopSpot Internet Marketing · December 26, 2013
  • Adam R.

    Absolute gem of a gallery. Expertly maintained and fantastic staff with an ever changing line up of exhibits. Also it's free! Please don't miss while visiting Montrose.

    Adam Renz · February 10, 2013
  • CultureMap Houston M.

    Keep your eyes open. When celebs come to Houston, they nearly always stop by the Menil. We've spotted Gwyneth Paltrow, Francis Ford Coppola and Andre Leon Talley.

  • Bijoy G.

    Don't miss the Schwitter Merzbau that you can walk into! Till Jan 30

    Bijoy Goswami · December 30, 2010
  • The Daytripper

    If art is more your speed, then you shouldn’t miss The Menil Collection, a free museum that is surely one of the best art museums in America. You can see Picasso, Warhol, McGrit, and many more.

    The Daytripper · April 17, 2014
  • Jamie L.

    Become a Menillionaire!

    Jamie Lonie · May 31, 2013
  • Sherry Y.

    This place is so laid back. It's nice to see the exhibits. Also, the outside is good for picnics & chillin' if you want to ready or study.

    Sherry Yu · April 7, 2013
  • Talya A.

    The 17,000 year old reindeer artifact is incredible and don't miss out on the surrealist influence room, schedule enough time as the collection is massive!

    Talya Arbisser · September 12, 2012
  • 🎀 Miss J.

    Don't touch the art! Don't stand too close to the art! Definitely don't take a picture of the art!

    🎀 Miss Jacqueline · June 29, 2012
  • Susie H.

    See the Byzantine Icons!!

    Susie Hernandez · October 22, 2011
  • Releine

    Free admission. Many exhibits. No photography allowed indoors

    Releine · October 21, 2011
  • Ifeanyi O.

    The obelisk for Martin Luther King Jr. just outside Rothko Chapel. Also the exhibit for African American Civil Rights on photo display. Check out before it checks out.

    Ifeanyi Okoro · July 29, 2011
  • Erin H.

    Always free with interesting rotating exhibits.

    Erin Hopple · June 28, 2011
  • Brittany V.

    The collection always rotates, and if your interested in art then you should check out it's bookstore, just across the road. This cute shop, when dug around in, has some interesting stuff.

    Brittany Vasicek · December 26, 2010
  • Gizem T.

    Definitely a must see in Houston. Can't believe you get to see this variety of collections free of charge.

    Gizem Topsakal · January 29
  • Andrew D.

    Admission is free, but you can still donate a bit at the front and back desk if you're feeling generous.

    Andrew Douglass · December 31, 2014
  • Benjamin B.

    Photography not allowed!

    Benjamin Black · December 28, 2014
  • Marni

    What a wonderful collection. And it is always free.

    Marni · October 20, 2014
  • maibey

    A wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

    maibey · August 11, 2014
  • Michellemoore

    Love to variety of art!

    Michellemoore · July 27, 2014
  • Virginia F.

    Totally righteous museum.

    Virginia Ferguson · March 2, 2014
  • Christina

    Russian icons, Greece collection, famous painting of little electric chair by Andy W. in one stylish place.

    Christina · September 5, 2013
  • Josh C.

    You CAN sit inside the VW van in the Love exhibit

    Josh Cooper · March 15, 2013
  • Silvia

    The best place in Houston ..

    Silvia · September 24, 2012
  • Sabrina S.

    Boo! It's only open Wednesday thru Sunday. No Menil for me today

    Sabrina S. · January 30, 2012
  • Linus

    Closed Mondays and Tursdays!

    Linus · November 29, 2011

    Este edificio diseñado por al arquitecto Renzo Piano se inspiró en los Kibbutz Israelíes que permiten el paso de la luz y mantienen una temperatura interior baja protegiendo las obras de arte =D · April 26, 2013
  • Stefano S.

    Leggero, elegante, perfettamente contestualizzato. Uno scrigno.

    Stefano Serrani · July 7, 2013

    Caminar por el parque y ver esta pequeña pero gran colección surrealista. Los cuadros de Renè Magritte, imperdibles! · April 26, 2013

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