Art Walking Tour in Houston, Houston

Among the wide variety of tourist attractions Houston has to offer, several art museums and galleries deserve special attention. These galleries will thrill all art lovers. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most spectacular museums and galleries in Houston.
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Art Walking Tour in Houston Map

Guide Name: Art Walking Tour in Houston
Guide Location: USA » Houston (See other walking tours in Houston)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Author: doris
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Rice University Art Gallery

1) Rice University Art Gallery

Located on the campus of Rice University, the Rice Gallery is dedicated exclusively to site-specific installations. It is the only gallery in the country with this focus. Five times each year, the gallery invites a leading artists to create a new room-sized work to transform the gallery space. The gallery is part of the city's Museum...   view more
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Contemporary Arts Museum

2) Contemporary Arts Museum

The Contemporary Arts Museum is one of the most interesting places to visit in the Museum District of Houston, Texas. As you might suspect, it focuses on more modern types of art. It is located on Montrose Blvd, in the heart of the District.

The location was founded in 1948. A group of seven prominent people from the city started the project, in order to give the Houston area a place to showcase the work of more modern artists. The museum has grown in size and stature throughout the years,...   view more
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Museum of Fine Arts

3) Museum of Fine Arts (must see)

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the hallmark institutions of the so-called Museum District in Houston. It is also one of the physically largest museums of its kind in the U.S. The museum was started in 1900, so it is also one of Houston's oldest museums.

The complex itself consists of two gallery style buildings, a garden that features sculpture, a visitor’s center, and two museums located inside houses. You can also see movies here, visit their library, and have a great meal at the...   view more
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Lawndale Art Center

4) Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale Art Center is a non-profit alternative space for the exhibition of contemporary works in all media, and is unique in its focus on local artists. Founded in 1979, Lawndale has owned its present location on Main Street in the Museum District since 1993. Lawndale has four galleries in a recently remodeled and architecturally significant 1930s Art Deco building, designed by Joseph Finger. The galleries exhibit close to 500 artists annually in changing exhibitions. Over twenty exhibitions,...   view more
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Cy Twombly Gallery

5) Cy Twombly Gallery

Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly, Jr. (April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) was an American painter of large-scale, freely scribbled, calligraphic and graffiti-like works on solid fields of mostly gray, tan, or off-white colors. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the New York's Museum of Modern Art and the Musée du Louvre in Paris. A part of the Menil Collection, the Cy Twombly Gallery in Houston is dedicated exclusively to the work of American artist Cy Twombly (b. 1928)....   view more
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Menil Collection

6) Menil Collection (must see)

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,...   view more
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Houston Center for Photography

7) Houston Center for Photography

Located on West Alabama Street, Houston Center for Photography aims to introduce its visitors to a new perspective on art, to educate and inform society about the artistic value of photography and, above all, to promote beauty and taste. The gallery supports emerging artists. Admission is...   view more

Walking Tours in Houston, Texas

Create Your Own Walk in Houston

Create Your Own Walk in Houston

Creating your own self-guided walk in Houston is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Walking Tour of Houston

Religious Walking Tour of Houston

Houston, founded in 1837, has grown into one of the biggest cities in the USA. This city features a large number of churches that are of great historical and/or architectural interest to visitors. Take this walking tour to discover some of the most acclaimed religious buildings in Houston.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Houston's Landmarks Tour

Houston's Landmarks Tour

Houston is the fourth largest city in the USA. A buzzing commercial and cultural center, Houston proudly boasts of many great museums, architectural masterpieces, and other landmarks. Take this walking tour to explore some of the most interesting landmarks in Houston.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Houston Architecture Walk

Houston Architecture Walk

Houston's Downtown is the city's busiest and most highly developed neighborhood. Mostly famous for its beautiful skyscraper district, Downtown has quite a few surprises awaiting visitors. Take a stroll down the crowded streets and you will see historic buildings and modern structures side-by-side. Walk and enjoy Downtown's architecture at its best.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Downtown Nightlife Tour

Downtown Nightlife Tour

Houston is a vibrant modern American city and, as such, it offers a wide variety of opportunities for a night on the town. The city offers more than twenty bars and clubs, catering to the many different lifestyles and subcultures. Take this walking tour to experience the divers nightlife of Houston.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Live Music Clubs Tour of Houston

Live Music Clubs Tour of Houston

Houston is a great city in which to enjoy all kinds of clubs, featuring live music in many different styles, for all ages and tastes. Take this walking tour for a unique nightlife experience.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Downtown Orientation Walk

Downtown Orientation Walk

While Houston, Texas is a massive metropolis, its Downtown is relatively compact yet bustling business, culture and entertainment hub, with a vibrant theater scene. Alongside several theaters, Downtown Houston hosts a number of museums, parks and historic buildings, alongside many other attractions. To explore some of them, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km