Menil Collection, Houston

Menil Collection, Houston

The Menil Collection is a museum in Houston that features the private art collection of John and Dominique de Menil. It is located in the Neartown area, very close to the University of St. Thomas. Dominique was very rich, having been the heir of the money from the Schlumberger Oil Company estate. Her husband was one of the executives of the company.

The facility opened to the public in 1987. The collection is mainly made up of pieces from the 20th Century. You can find sculptures, paints, photographs and the like from such famous artists as Max Ernst, Man Ray, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. Besides this, the museum also has one of Houston’s best pop art collections. There are some antiquities and medieval style art as well.

Why You Should Visit:
Free admission with outstanding permanent collections and exhibitions.
Recently renovated now better than ever, the design truly allows the viewer to appreciate each and every work.
Also, the grounds outside are good for picnics & chillin' if you want to read or study.

Tip:
Check out the Dan Flavin lights installation, the Rothko Chapel, Cy Twombly Gallery, and/or the Byzantine Fresco Chapel, all in walking distance from the Menil Building.

Opening Hours:
Wed-Sun: 11am-7pm
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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Sight Name: Menil Collection
Sight Location: Houston, USA (See walking tours in Houston)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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