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Menil Collection


Menil Collection

1515 Sul Ross, Houston, 77006, TX

Considered one of the country’s best private collection and contemporary museums with works by Warhol and Matisse on display, the museum is small enough to squeeze in a visit and entertain the kids. Outside the museum, a giant red jack became my kids’ favorite piece, climbing to the top. The entire Menil campus includes a Byzantine Fresco Chapel with the country’s only collection of 13th century Byzantine frescoes, as well as quiet, residential parks. (Look for the lone red swing, part of a worldwide Red Swing project that began in Austin, Texas. Swings are placed in urban areas that beg for a place for children to play, which my kids certainly did once they found the swing.)

Recent Traveler Reviews

After reading all the hype, disppointed two of its major attractions closed for repairs (Rothko and Byzantine Chapels)

by mongoose1950

The Menil Collection in the main building is an eclectic assortment of art and artifacts from different ages and countries of origin. Makes for a pleasant exposure to a variety of art history.The...
Eclectic Collection in Renzo Piano Buildings.

by Walter P

A very pleasant experience on a rainy day with young Grandchildren in tow. The staff my be a bit overprotective, but the choice of several buildings and early Piano work provided the ideal size and...