The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston In 1 Minute

Photo of Mira Milla
21 June 2016

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, also known as MFAH, is one of the largest museums in the United States with 270,000 square feet of exhibition space. This museum is also the oldest art museum in Texas, founded in 1900. Located in the Houston Museum District, the museum is home to approximately 64,000 art pieces from every continent but Antarctica.

Placed perfectly in the heart of Houston, this art museum consists of eight facilities: the Caroline Wiess Law Building, the Audrey Jones Beck Building, the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, the Glassell School of Art, the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and the Rienzi.

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The main buildings, the Caroline Wiess Law Building and the Audrey Jones Beck Building, feature galleries for changing exhibitions. This summer, the Kusama: At The End Of The Universe exhibition will be housed until September 2016. Both buildings are connected by the underground Wilson Tunnel, a favorite amongst all guests. The museum’s pieces range from African Art with masks, knives and hats to ancient Egyptian pieces complete with a polychrome coffin of Pedi-Osiris.

Having the largest and most diverse art collection in the Southwestern United States, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is a local favorite and quickly becomes liked by all visitors.

Tuesday – Wednesday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 9:00PM
Friday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Sunday: 12:15PM – 7:00PM
Closed on Mondays

Admission: (All prices are lower if you purchase your tickets online)
Adult: $15 | Senior: $10 | Youth (13-18): $7.50 | Child: Free | Student (w/ ID): $7.50
Exhibitions may require an additional charge
Admission is FREE on Thursdays!

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