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Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

 
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stef's pictureby stef History & Culture travel tip
added on the 10th of September, 2010
Menil Collection is a fantastic art collection of two Houston Native philanthropist, the Menil brothers. There are different exhibitions, some temporary, others permanent and everything is free all the time.

The home of the museum is very quite and peaceful, perfect for contemplating art. They have different rooms for different historical eras and cultures. I'm passionate about history and I loved the prehistoric exhibition.

They also have a great exhibition called Objects of Devotion and contains artistic evidences of art supporting the different religions. The whole Menil Collection is wonderful.

Address:
1515 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006, USA

Price:
Free

Opening Hours:
Opened from Wed. to Sun. from 11AM to 7PM.

On the web:
http://www.menil.org/

 
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