The Museum of Fine Arts

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5601 Main Street, Houston, TX, USA - (713)639-7300

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Fine Arts Museum - Awesome Collections Oct 20, 2012
MFAH (Museum of Fine Arts Houston was located in Main Street, in 'Museum District'. (Yes, the city was apparently named with different district, for example there is also another area called 'theater district'). Mainly of two different building blocks, the museum is home to tremendous collections of art works and paintings. I personally like the painting collections (hence more of the photo), but there are vast collections of art from India, Japan, Korea, South America, Afrika, South East Asia, and also specific topics of photography (some with precautions due to the unusual images). Trip with taxi is around 20$ within 20 minutes ride, Metro bus also pass the museum district. The admission fee for adult is 10$, and it is free on Thursday. Spare some 4 hours to explore the whole collections. There is Cafe Express in ground floor for meal. There is also movie show within the building. If you still want to continue after the MFAH, walk for 10-15 minutes to the Hermann Park direction, you will find 'Natural Science Museum'. There is walking trail in this park area, and it is quite nearby the Rice University. During the weekend the area was usually alive (teenagers dressing up , pedestrians passing by the park, some photo sessions under the 'Sam Houston' bronze statue..). The Houston Zoo is nearby too. So get a comfortable walking shoes and spare one day around this area.
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Largest Art Museum in the Southwestern United States Feb 20, 2010
One thing visitors may not know about Houston is that the City has a great art museum. With over 60,000 works of art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the largest regional art museum in the southwestern United States. Works of art ranging from antiques to prints to photography to paintings from around the world are housed in two buildings. One of my favorite pieces is the Tiffany glass on display, which is part of the permanent collection. There are also several pieces from various well-known artists.

The newest museum building, the Audrey Jones Beck Building, is located on Main Street while the older building, the Caroline Wiess Law Building is located on Bissonnet Street. The two buildings are connected by an underground tunnel with a unique artwork of changing light, which to some visitors may seem a little claustrophobic.

The museum also offers a theatre with artistic films. Special visitor nights can include Friday night mixers and for 2010, the museum offered a Valentine's Day party complete with complimentary roses, wine, snacks and even free tarot card readings.

I have been coming to this museum for years and there is always something to see. In the past, there have been major exhibits like the Romanov jewels (visitors almost needed sunglasses to see the czars' jewels!) and the fall of Pompeii.

Admission to the museum is $7.00; however, Thursdays are free courtesy of Shell Oil. The first Sunday of each month is also free courtesy of U.S. retailer, Target. There is a charge to use the parking garage ($3.00), but the First Presbyterian Church across the street lets visitors park for free.

A few extra perks included in the museum are a sculpture garden, a creative gift shop and for those with an appetite, a Cafe Express (a popular Houston chain) is on site offering healthy, fast food meals.

If you are visiting Houston, I recommend the Museum of Fine Arts. This museum is a quality regional art museum and is definitely a good value for the money.
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