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The Menil Collection

1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Free Art!

Great collection that is always free. A nice place to have some art appreciation. The exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Houston, Texas
Love anything Calder and the Menil has several

My family has been coming here since my son was 2, he's 19 now and the Menil made such an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael H
Houston, Texas
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One of the greatest private art collections in the U.S. features such surrealist works as those by Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, and offers visitors a sign-free and simply-designed environment in which to experience the art in a more personal way. The main building is accompanied by four satellite buildings.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
+1 713-525-9400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great collection that is always free. A nice place to have some art appreciation. The exhibits rarely change and the collection is always the same but my favorite is Cy Twombly's building behind the main building. A nice place to take in some silence. Also...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family has been coming here since my son was 2, he's 19 now and the Menil made such an impression on his life that he bring friends and family visitors here.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit the Menil each time I am in Houston. This is a smaller gallery but with some very interesting items in the collection. The main building houses modern art, some ancient world artefacts, and African and Pacific Islands (the Magritte collection is noteworthy). However,...More

Thank Kamleman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small art gallery. With a range of different styles of art. Some of the art work isn't great but worth a visit as free entry and wifi. There's other places you can walk to close by. A good thing to do on a rainy day...More

Thank alinasw22
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My first visit, and I was absolutely fascinated. This is worth a couple of hours of even the most jaded gallery visitors time. Very well arranged, with some outstanding exhibits.

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I appreciate art a lot, I'm not an expert though. There are art pieces in the building that for me weren't easy to understand, let's say "too modern/abstract". But, again, this is an ignorant opinion! Overall a good place to spend an afternoon, especially when...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This collection, building and grounds create a fertile oasis for art appreciation. Years ago I visited with primary school daughters and a little cousin. To watch three little girls holding hands walking thru two thousand years of human artistic expression, chatting continuously, gesticulating excitedly, I...More

Thank thomasdemaar
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The Menil Collection is by far one the best collections of Futurist, Dadaist and Surrealist art. It also houses examples of the Oceanic and African art that influenced the modern artists. As well as examples of mid-20th Century Modern Art. If you find yourself in...More

Thank jimriddle4
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Love visiting the Menil every time we go to Houston. They have an incredible collection of Modern and Contemporary art. A must-see for any art lover! And the building is beautiful.

Thank QuinetteTX
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The Menil Collection has a nice variety of surrealist pieces. It is a small gallery that only takes 1-2 hours to peruse. My only issue is that it is not family friendly. I have a 4 and 7 year old. It is my personal opinion...More

Thank Brilyc
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18 March 2016|
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Response from Sharon H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I'm a member. I visit about once a month. Do you have a specific question I might help with?
Patricia L
31 January 2016|
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Response from Ricky_The_One | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure but their website says: "Accessibility: The main entrance on Sul Ross Street is accessible to all. Should you need further assistance, please call (713) 525-9400"
Patricia L
31 January 2016|
Response from GARY P |
I'm not sure. You can call them at (713) 525-9400.