Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston

4.7
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One of the ten most-attended musuems in the United States, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is also one of the largest museums in the country, featuring 64,000 works from six continents. Come to view the Impressionist and Postimpressionist art, as well as pieces from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, plus sculptures from Africa, South America, the Caribbean islands, and the South Pacific. Check at the entrance or online for details about temporary exhibits. Use our Houston vacation maker website to visit Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on your trip to Houston, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The permanent exhibits are great, despise the overwhelming security guards that ruined the experience by following us allover the place because we have kids with us and where less patrons to follow...  more »
  • I extremely recommend the MOFAH to all visitors to Houston; you won’t be disappointed! The diversity and educational value of the hundreds and hundreds of works here is admirable and among the best...  more »
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  • A perfect place to learn different cultures. I love going to this museum once a while, especially when they have exhibition from out of the country. Last time when I was there it was for an exhibition from Taiwan called the emperor's treasure. Now I have been to Taiwan before and visited the forbidden city treasure, but because the museum was very small and couldn't exhibit their whole collection, there's lot other amazing item I wasn't lucky enough to enjoy. But this time they brought whole lots other treasure that's not displayed while I was there. And how lucky I am to visit our museum while they displayed here. They are absolutely amazing. Highly recommend go to museum once a while to visit. It will bring you whole lot of great surprises.
  • One of my favorite places in Houston. It has very open feel to it. Within three buildings, you can find art for your taste. I prefer American late 1800’s as far as paintings. I also enjoy reading the wise sayings on African shamans’ canes. If you have not been, definitely check it out.

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