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Cy Twombly Gallery

1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
+1 713-525-9400
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Shrine to Cy Twombly

Pretty incredible this whole building was built to show giant Cy Twombly paintings. I'm actually... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
ClintPage
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New York City, New York
Complete waste of space, needs to be bulldozed and replaced with real art

Look, I get that modern art is subjective, and some modern artists have created some truly unique... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Matt B
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Reston, Virginia
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8 Feb 2017
“Shrine to Cy Twombly”
22 Oct 2016
“Complete waste of space, needs to be bulldozed and replaced with real art”
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1515 sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006-4729
Neartown/ Montrose
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+1 713-525-9400
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

Pretty incredible this whole building was built to show giant Cy Twombly paintings. I'm actually not a fan of his work, but in this context I had an emotional reaction. Especially the rose paintings.. pretty powerful. You can do this museum across the street from...More

Thank ClintPage
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Look, I get that modern art is subjective, and some modern artists have created some truly unique works that have truly challenged the boundaries of self-expression. Cy Twombly is not one of those. He's not, and unlike many artists, this isn't open to debate. Creating...More

2  Thank Matt B
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was only familiar with Twombly's 50 Days at Ilium located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So very glad I had a chance to view more of his work. Twombly is an artist who has to grow on you. I did not appreciate the...More

Thank MagistraCip
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The perfect quick gallery to visit. A gem. The best 20 min of your day. I never get tired of the paintings.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 7 December 2015

This is a gorgeous, free museum that showcases a wide variety of art in one of the U.S's best museum buildings.

Thank Leeave
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I'm a big fan of much modern art (Anselm Kiefer is a particular favorite of mine), but Twombly's works did not do much for me. Plus the museum guards were really annoying. They were highly suspicious of our children and watched us like hawks the...More

Thank thursowick
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Opposite the Menil Collection and the Rothko chapel, it's easy for this gallery to be over-looked. I've never been a great fan of Twombly, but this small gallery has transformed the way I view him. Excellent.

Thank CharmlessNerk
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg had a third artist friend / lover / etc - Cy Twombly. Houston has a museum devoted to his works - and volunteers eager to inform you about his place in mid 20th century art.

1  Thank seggerman
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This building is entirely dedicated to the artwork of Cy Twombly. You may love his art, or you may hate it. If you struggle to appreciate the modern art, try focusing on the calm atmosphere of the exhibition space. Sit on the benches, and look...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 5 July 2013

First, let me say how amusing is to continually find that people who obviously have no understanding of abstract expressionist (or really any) art ignorantly comment on this place and others, and about how some pieces "could have been made by young children". Sadly, these...More

5  Thank m m
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