Fodor's Expert Review Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum District, Rice University, and the Texas Medical Center Museum/Gallery

Remarkable for the completeness of its enormous collection, the MFAH is housed in a complicated series of wings and galleries, many designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. When the Audrey Jones Beck Building, the work of famed Spanish architect Rafael Maneo, opened in 2000 it doubled the museum's size. Renaissance and 18th-century art is particularly well represented, and there's a fine selection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works. You'll also find an ample survey of Asian, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic, and African art, and an impressive collection of modernist paintings, prints, and sculpture.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, Texas  77005, USA

713-639–7300

www.mfah.org

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Rate Includes: $7, free Thurs.

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