The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), is an art museum located in the Houston Museum District of Houston, Texas. It is one of the largest art museums in the United States. With the recent completion of an eight year campus redevelopment project, including the opening of the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building in 2020, it is the 12th largest art museum in the world based on square feet of gallery space. The permanent collection of the museum spans more than 6,000 years of history with approximately 70,000 works from six continents.
The MFAH's permanent collection totals nearly 70,000 pieces in over 300,000 square feet (28,000 m2) of exhibition space, placing it among the larger art museums in the United States. The museum's collections and programs are housed in nine facilities. The Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus encompasses 14 acres including seven of the facilities, with two additional facilities, Bayou Bend and Rienzi (house museums) at off site locations. The main public collections and exhibitions are in the Law, Beck, and Kinder buildings. The Law and Beck buildings have over 130,000 square feet (12,000 m2) of exhibition space.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 9:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:15 – 7:00 PM|
Blackheaven03 Nikki | Apr 12, 2018
My husband and I enjoy stopping here yearly for sure. We both enjoy the many pieces of art. From China to France, it's amazing. We had the pleasure of seeing the Michelangelo exhibit which was amazing! If you purchase a one day ticket, you can use the amount spent on it, towards a membership within 7 days!
Samantha Lockwood | Apr 10, 2018
There are 2 buildings and an outside area and another building under construction. One building is a must must must see. It is full of European and American artwork and sculptures. I suggest visiting here first. The other includes a lot of Asian and African art. This one is much quicker to go through. Also, be sure to walk across the street and check out the Houston “Bean”. One ticket will get you into both buildings and tickets are free for Bank of America customers the first weekend of every month.
Three Boys Tomato Farm | May 6, 2018
This is included in the City pass! So if you are in Houston for more than one day make sure to get the city pass! It is 100 percent worth the money! We had an amazing time at the Museum of Fine Arts! Thank you!
Noah Barajas | Feb 17, 2018
This museum has a terrific selection of art set out in a beautiful way. There is also a place to get a bite to eat or a coffee. The permanent collection has a variety of pieces any art lover will enjoy. The visiting exhibits are high quality and often will only be seen in Houston or a few other cities. The gift shop is large and has a very nice selection of items.
Ame rock | Feb 27, 2018
I loved going! It was my first time ever going to such a crazy and very wonderous place. At first I was confused and didn't understand a basic map they gave me but then as I wondered around the awesome place I realized I had to read it much more carefully. And also it's really cool you have to walk underneath into this tunnel to go to the other building. And also let's not forget as well that it's hard to find a parking space as well. All in all a very nice place.
Jason Michael Rosado | Jun 21, 2018
The updated newly renovated grounds behind the museum is one of the nicest new attractions in Houston. Start by viewing the ring that seems to be the same artist who did the bean in Chicago. There is a mini amphitheater that has steps leading to a breathtaking view of Houston downtown cityscape plus the medical center. This is a must see but wait, there's more. See it at night for a totally different experience. Great work Team. Boom
Titainia Aldair | Jul 8, 2018
Wow... Just wow. So much to see and so much intrigue. Best to pace yourself and set aside the day to try and cover the whole place. Eat a big breakfast or lunch, put on your walking shoes and prepare for a good treck because you'll truly be disappointed if you get tuckered out before you're even half way through. Super appreciative for all the places to sit, but not sure it's anything I'd ever take young kids to.
Norma MacLeod | Jun 11, 2018
Visited the Art of the Madonna's, Mother Mary. Wonderful Awesome articulated paintings. Everything in every room explains something about the article. I would go as much as I can to view as much as I can since there are different showings and end within given months. Appreciate all of it. Need to go back to view the India exhibit. So much to learn.
Laurie Welsh | Jun 27, 2018
Big Bambu- fun! I like this art museum. It isn't all crammed in. My favorite pieces are always waiting for me. I wish the gift shop was more reasonable. Little kids deserve a reward when they really try. It used to be better. It might be me but parking is a bear.
Bill Snypes | Jun 24, 2018
A great museum with a wonderful collection of just about every type of art. They are engaged in a huge expansion program to make it even better. They also have great travelling exhibitions and many original curated shows.
Perla G | Jul 22, 2018
What a wonderful experience! The most recent exhibition was amazing. We didn’t finish seeing everything in one day because of how huge the museum is. I recommend you go early to avoid the afternoon crowd. The world history and beautiful art were breathtaking and captivating. The MFA is also kept in really good condition. The receptionist and workers were all amazing and helpful. We will definitely be returning.
John C | Jul 26, 2018
We came for the Bamboo exhibit. The price of admission varies but does offer general admission to the museum as well. We paid for parking in the museum garage a block away. First 30 minutes are free. And it's worth it to keep your car cool on the Texas heat. Aside from the Bamboo exhibit there was plenty of FINE Art collections from around the globe like, India, Korea, China and Africa.
Shannon B | Jul 26, 2018
I love this place. Membership is only $80 for two people. So basically, you go half with someone and you can go to the exhibitions for the first time for “free”. After that, it’s discounted. The membership also includes going to the non-exhibition side for free any day. It’s always clean and you can either wait to get tickets in a line, get your tickets online, or use the kiosks there to get tickets, which allows you to skip the line and avoid talking to people - if that’s your style. Hardly anyone uses the kiosks...
Jason Smith | Jul 16, 2018
What a fantastic venue to see wonderful things! Not only art but massive artifacts from ancient history to be seen! Even if you don't think you like art very much I would recommend you come walk through this place, especially with someone. Seeing artwork face to face is certain to adjust your perception and appreciation of it at least some.
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