The Menil Collection
The Menil Collection is a museum and neighborhood of art spanning 30 acres in the heart of Houston. The main gallery building anchors the campus and is surrounded by four additional museum buildings: the Menil Drawing Institute; Cy Twombly Gallery; Richmond Hall, which features an installation by artist Dan Flavin; and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel.
The Menil houses nearly 19,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Masterpieces from antiquity, the Byzantine and medieval worlds, Africa, Oceania, the American Pacific Northwest, and the 20th 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 museum displays selections from its permanent collection and regularly offers special exhibitions and programs to the public.
Making art accessible is vital to the Menil’s mission and admission is always free.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday.Closed major holidays including Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
- 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.
Events at The Menil Collection
Programs & Activities
Neighborhood Community Day
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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