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Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston

Map & Directions 1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77004
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713-639-7300

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The Beck Building was created to hold the museum’s collections of masterworks of European art; Renaissance and Baroque art from the Blaffer Foundation; the John A. and Audrey Jones Beck Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Art; prints, drawings, and photographs; and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts before 1945. The building is situated directly across Main Street from the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe-designed Caroline Wiess Law Building. Moneo determined that instead of emulating an architectural style similar to the other museum buildings, the collection of structures on the MFAH campus should be seen as an eclectic compilation of fine architectural design.

 
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  • sjmarsha
    on 12/08/12
    5

    I finally got a chance to go here during the free museum day, and I loved it! There were so many amazing works of art there, I was in awe. Ancient art from days long past such as Greek, Roman and Egyptian pieces, paintings from famous artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, William S. Burroughs, and more as well as more contemporary art. My husband and children loved it also, and I had... More >>

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  • HISTORY on 04/06/10

    Paintings are abundant, but the lovely sculpture garden is also worth viewing. Film buffs love the museum for its weekly showing of classic and foreign films.

  • CultureMap Houston on 07/14/11

    Are you a member? It's one of the best deals in town. Free entry, discounts at the store, monthly socials and art preview events.

  • Houston Press on 01/02/13

    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Museum Exhibit.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app

  • Tina M. on 12/20/10

    Free on Thursdays!

  • Eva K. on 02/25/11

    Open until 9pm on Thursdays and already mentioned...FREE!

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