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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston

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One of the ten most-attended musuems in the United States, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is also one of the largest museums in the country, featuring 64,000 works from six continents. Come to view the Impressionist and Postimpressionist art, as well as pieces from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, plus sculptures from Africa, South America, the Caribbean islands, and the South Pacific. Check at the entrance or online for details about temporary exhibits. Plan your Museum of Fine Arts, Houston visit and explore what else you can see and do in Houston using our Houston family vacation planner.
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  • It's a nice place to see things I think you have to pay for a guided tour.. It's much better that way. but it dose not compare to Chicago or NY. Not really a place for kids but this is only a review. ...  more »
  • When I was touring the museum they were having a Degas Exhibit from Europe. It was amazing. They had so much of his work it was hard to feel like you could absorb it all. So happy I was in town and ab...  more »
  • Coolest exhibit that I've seen thus far. Ron Mueck's exhibit featuring sculptures of persons in various contexts...but they're not life-size which makes it that much more interesting and unique. Plan ...  more »
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  • Outstanding museum that was obviously funded generously early on. Beautiful parks and art surrounding the museum. The inside is equally impressive. Only grips are that it is no secret that this museum is great. Almost always a crowd and the issues that come with.. parking.. noise level. Tickets are also a bit steep. But perhaps it's just my impression that educational centers should be very economical.
  • I never thought that I would be the type of person to get a membership to an art museum, but this museum has so much to see that I may have to do so! I just moved to the Houston area from Louisiana, and I don't think Louisiana has an art museum anywhere near the level this museum is on. I viewed the Mueck exhibit, and it was very cool. Truly fascinating pieces large and small. Emotionally expressive in every day scenes as well one or two pieces rooted more in fantasy than reality. I hoped to see more pieces, but I was happy nonetheless. The rest of the museum was just so expansive that I didn't have time to see it all in the four hours I spent there. I intend to go back soon!
  • By far the best and most diverse collection in Houston, and for that matter all of Texas. It's Impressionist and Renaissance art collections are impressive. The staff are helpful and the docents keep to themselves. It takes multiple trips to even scrape the top of the museum's permanent collection. The visiting exhibitions and collections are always interesting!
  • Went here with family... A pleasant experience. There's a mix of people who stop by here from Hispanics, Whites, Blacks (American), Africans, Arabs, Asians, etc. A broad culturally-diverse social setting of people here at the museum... People here are usual decent, and mean well. You can't bring food and drink to eat inside the museum though; but I don't think the staff mind if you bring a water bottle to drink water from. It's a nice, wide spread out museum with many interesting art exhibits on display to check out. Don't forget to bring your camera for photos and a notebook for writing down important notes! A lot of local students who attend University of Houston go here to get their assigned art/history class homework done here as well. I think many different journalist, photographer and artist types come here too... There are museum tour guides present throughout the different areas of the museum to help guide people along and answer potential questions guests and visitors have. Overall, on a "leisure day" when someone has time and wants to "explore history and art" I think coming over here to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts is a good trip when planned well.
  • I'm a member so I go here all the time, whether it's a new exhibit, a film or just to have a place to walk around inside fir a bit. Closed Monday's and insanely crowded on free admission Thursday. There's multiple buildings so you can easily spend a full day walking around the museum. They also have a theater downstairs that shows new and old films. You can check the website for screenings.