The Menil Collection
The Menil Collection opened in 1987 to preserve and exhibit the art collection of John and Dominique de Menil. Considered one of the most important privately assembled collections of the twentieth century, The Menil Collection houses approximately 17000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Masterpieces from antiquity, the Byzantine and medieval worlds the tribal cultures of Africa, Oceania, the American Pacific Northwest, and the twentieth century are particularly well represented. Among the highlights of the museum are its Surrealist holdings, widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost collections of its kind. The Menil Collection displays selections from its permanent collection and regularly offers special exhibitions and programs to the public.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
- Free Hours: Always free!
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Street Parking
- The Menil Collection parking lot is located on West Alabama between Mandell and Mulberry. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.
- (713) 525-9400
Events at The Menil Collection
Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon
May. 15 - Oct. 11, 2020
Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale
Sep. 13 - Feb. 2, 2020
Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect, Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France
Oct. 4 - Jan. 5, 2020
Concert: Maki Namekawa Performs Philip Glass’s First Piano Sonata
Nov. 22 - Nov. 22, 2019
Professor Fred Myers Lecture: The Work of Art: The Gift and Invitation of Indigenous Australian Art
Dec. 5 - Dec. 5, 2019
Special Offers / Dining
- We have a Restaurant
Bistro Menil offers European-inspired, American fare paired with craft beer, cask wine, and thoughtfully selected wines by the glass or bottle.
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