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. Use our Houston vacation maker website to visit Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on your trip to Houston, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Museum has an excellent collection of European art and American modern art. It is well worth visiting when in Houston.  more »
  • My daughter came for school project. I love seeing all the different types of art. The Oscar de le renta ( excuse the spelling). Was amazing! Walked across the street to the sculpture garden. That nee...  more »
  • each time I visit the MFAH I am amazed at the art and the facility. all the building look vastly different from the outside, but the space inside is great. the art! just wonder around, sit on a bench ...  more »
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  • This museum has a terrific selection of art set out in a beautiful way. There is also a place to get a bite to eat or a coffee. The permanent collection has a variety of pieces any art lover will enjoy. The visiting exhibits are high quality and often will only be seen in Houston or a few other cities. The gift shop is large and has a very nice selection of items.
  • My husband and I had a wonderful afternoon walking through the museum on a rainy Saturday. It was not very crowded so we could easily spend as much or as little time as we wanted. We are quick viewers and it took us about 2 hours to walk through most of the museum. It is a lot of walking, but there are benches if you need to rest and admire the art. There is an interesting variety of mediums, styles and time periods. The only negative was the layout. Upstairs flows in a circle, but each main hall has parallel halls on either side. It is easy to get confused which rooms you have and have not seen. We ended up missing a room or two because my husband swore we already visited it. A map might be helpful or if you are trying to cut down on paper, have a website that you can track the rooms you have been in.
  • I loved going! It was my first time ever going to such a crazy and very wonderous place. At first I was confused and didn't understand a basic map they gave me but then as I wondered around the awesome place I realized I had to read it much more carefully. And also it's really cool you have to walk underneath into this tunnel to go to the other building. And also let's not forget as well that it's hard to find a parking space as well. All in all a very nice place.
  • The community day with free admission on Thursdays is perfect. Check out all the general exhibts and there are so many really beautiful pieces to see and appreciate. Then the food truck next door with free drinks to help close up the night. Great for friends family and just relaxing a bit and getting a good weekend started.
  • This museum has an AMAZING selection of art. It is super huge so you can never really run out of art to look at. I went here when they had a pretty cool light exhibition. This was actually my first date spot with my current boyfriend so it has great memories attached to it. Its a super interesting place for people who are into art
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