travelgrove Travel Tips
 

Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas

 
00
    
Legend
  • History & Culture travel tip
  • City center
Distance from city center: 18.9mi
Sandro's pictureby Sandro History & Culture travel tip
added on the 10th of September, 2010
The Museum of Fine Arts is housed in two buildings (the Law and the Beck building), one in front of the other. You can walk between them through an underground tunnel that connects the two.

Law houses permanent exhibitions of modern (20th century) and contemporary art. You can also find here world culture exhibitions such as Asian art, a large exhibition of African Gold, Oceanic art and many others.

In the other, the Beck building gives home to Antiquities collections and European art from all eras. It is also used for different temporary exhibitions. The collection of the museum is huge consisting of more than 50.000 pieces of art. So if you are somewhat of an art-lover, you have to come here. Although I am not one myself, but I really liked the museum.

Address:
5601 Main St, Houston, TX 77005, USA

Price:
Adults: $7
Children and seniors: $3.5
Thursdays are FREE!

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

 
Sierra Grill in HoustonGalleria in Houston
 
zdanko's picture
zdanko wrote on Sep 10, 2010 15:50:
The park next to the museum is also great there are a lot of modern sculptures displayed.Reply
 
 
 
 
History & Culture
tips

Recent travel tips for Houston

  • Menil Collection
    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 [...]
    D: 18mi00
  • Maria Selma
    Maria Selma is a great great great Mexican restaurant. I was there a couple of times and I love it - everyone I know does. They have the best margaritas ever and very good service. One can only speak in superlatives about the place. I [...]
    D: 18.1mi00
  • The Houston Zoo
    Houston Zoo is easily accessible as it is very close to other popular places of the city like the Hermann Park or the Museum district. Naturally, they have a lot of animals but as I have observed, they have unusually many baby animals as [...]
    D: 19.5mi00
  • Astros Field in Houston
    The Astros are Houston's well supported and very popular baseball team. Also known as Minute Maid Park the stadium was finished is 2000. Now it can hold 40.000 spectators and has got some really cool features. The roof is retractable, [...]
    D: 19mi00
  • Contemporary Arts Museum
    If you're in for a little contemporary art window-shopping, than it is a great place. I have been to Houston only once, and this museum was the best thing I saw. The building is made of something silvery colored metal and it can be [...]
    D: 18.9mi00

Things about Houston you may be interested in

 
 
 
guides

Recommended

Houston Nightlife

Another famous place is the Sixth Street Bar and Grill which attracts a huge number of tourists and locals every year due to its style. The selection of liquor and wine is what people die to enjoy in this bar. They also serve alternative drinks for those who don’t feel like drinking. For dance lovers the Hush Nightclub is the place to be once the moons lightens the sky. The semi private seating [...]
 
 
 

More travel tips you might be interested in

Khulna, Bangladesh
Day 01: Leave Dhaka by domestic flight for Jessore in the morning. On arrival at Jessore Airport our representative will receive and transfer you...
Sightseeing: World largest Mangrove Forest Sundarbans Forest Trips

Argos, Greece
If you´re interested in ancient greek culture, you shouldn´t miss the ancient city of Argos, with it´s theater, cut in the rocks and the agora.
General: The ancient city

 

Sparti, Greece
If you intend to go there, check the availability of buses and train, together with it´s schedules. Otherwise it happens, like at a lot of other...
Public Transportation: If you don't want to get lost

Viareggio, Italy
It isn't a good place at all. The waiters were impolite, the menu was a single sheet thrown onto the table and without prices. We ordered meal...
Food: Barcobestia

 

Yangon, Myanmar
From the first step of preparing your trip to Myanmar to the time you are travelling inside this beautiful country, there happens some stages that...
General: Thing you should know when plan your Myanmar Trip

Dumaguete City, Philippines
If you happen to be in Dumaguete, you can also try visiting nearby Valencia and Siquijor. For more details you visit my blog :)http://deadtoenails...
Sightseeing: Valencia and Siquijor side trip

 

La Jolla, California
Westfield Shoppingtown UTC with its fantastically beautiful promenade operates more than 160 selected stores. There are, for example, Abercrombie &...
Shopping: Westfield hoppingtown UTC

Long Beach, California
Japanese gardens are always impressing, weather you visit one in its original location or around the world. The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden...
Sightseeing: Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 Though not one of cheapest hotels in Philadelphia, The Rittenhouse Hotel is definitely one of the world’s finest places to stay. Having...
General: The Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Weather you are a history freak or you are interested in life saving, it doesn't matter, because the Old Coast Guard Station is for everyone....
History & Culture: Old Coast Guard Station

 
 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*