The Menil Collection includes 17,000 pieces from the ancient times to the modern era. Browse through the numerous paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and books of one of the largest private art collections in the United States. You'll see works of Picasso and Matisse, view world-renowned Pop, Surreal, and other contemporary art, and come across artifacts like a pure gold casket from 6th-century Macedonia and a 16th-century Russian icon. After exploring the treasures inside, take a walk through the campus gardens, where you'll encounter additional galleries and two chapels. No photographs are allowed inside the museum. Plan a Houston trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
The Menil Collection Reviews
Picture is from brochure offered at the entrance. Go ahead and have an enjoyable day in the museum with all the historic art collection. The museum is interesting to all groups of people and romantic couples. Now when you walk in there is a great exhibition, the camouflaged "Last Supper" by Andy Warhol. Another one of his art works is the big can of Campbell Soup- Huge.
Nestled in a low traffic low noise part of town, this destination is gorgeous and relaxing before you even reach the doors. This art museum is always curating new works of art. Whether wall pieces, installations, or floor displays. With vaulting ceilings and new displays always on the way, The Menil is a favorite destination of mine Always worth the trip (and a donation) whether you seek relaxation, inspiration, reflection, or to enjoy the sites with friends at one of the most well kept secrets in Houston!
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