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Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas

 
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Distance from city center: 18.9mi
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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/

 
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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
 
 
 
 
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