Considered the finest private art collection in the world with more than 16,000 works on rotating display, the Menil includes diverse works of art from Cézanne and Picasso to Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. The late Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil fled France as World War II approached and moved to America, where they began collecting art. They opened their collection to the public in 1987 and it has been one of the best things to do in Houston ever since. The museum arranges works by four categories: Antiquity, Byzantine and Medieval, Tribal, and Twentieth-Century Art. Don’t miss the nearby interfaith Rothko Chapel, and the Byzantine Fresco chapel—both are part of the collection and are free to the public.
- Open Hours: Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
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