The Menil Collection

Art Museum
1533 Sul Ross St (btwn Mulberry & Mandell)
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 525-9400
Wednesday
11:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday
11:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday
11:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday
11:00am - 7:00pm

Tips

  • View the Menil Collection. Look for the gray lightbulb on a cement block.
  • 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.
  • I feel like I'm being stalked by security guards. This place has more security then the MET in NYC
  • 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.
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  • Este edificio diseado por al arquitecto Renzo Piano se inspir en los Kibbutz Israeles que permiten el paso de la luz y mantienen una temperatura interior baja protegiendo las obras de arte =D
  • Free parking off of Alabama!
  • See the byzantine frescoes before they ship them back to Cyprus!!
  • Come during the daylight, museum lit by natural sunlight through transparent roof makes the artwork lovely (and they have lights for at night too)
  • 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 ParentsConnect.com
  • The Menil and the park across the street are ideal places to have a picnic on a beautiful day.
  • Just a short walk away are the Rothko Chapel and the Flavin Installation, both worthwhile stops, especially the Chapel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Check out the Surrealism exhibit... they have lots of Magritte, my favorite.
  • Free admission. Many exhibits. No photography allowed indoors
  • Donate money to the Menil, even if it's just a dollar.
  • Best museum in Houston.
  • If art is more your speed, then you shouldnt 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.

Nearby places

3900 Yupon St
1515 Sul Ross St
1520 Sul Ross St (btwn Mulberry & Mandell)