Museum of Fine Arts Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) located in Houston's museum district is a wholesome organization that strives to bring art to a whole new level. This cultural complex has two main galleries in two separate buildings, the Beck Building and Law Building. Its campus has the Cullen Sculpture garden where modern and contemporary sculptures by notable artists are showcased, a movie theater (Brown Auditorium), and libraries (Hirsch Library and Kitty King Powell library). It has two house museums, namely, the Rienzi where European decorative paintings, arts, and programs are displayed and offered, and the Bayou Bend where American decorative and fine arts are shown. It is also the home of the Glassell School of Art which offers wide ranging workshops andclasses for a diversity of students.

MFAH has a visitor's center, cafe, and gift shop to cater to the needs of everyone who visits the museum. It is home to over a hundred collections coming from a variety of geographic regions including Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, South Pacific, and many more. It also has featured collections from wide ranging artists highlighting collection such as the Straus and Glassell Collection of African Gold.

The Museum is open from 10 am to 5 pm during Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 am to 9 pm on Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12:15 pm to 7 pm every Sunday. It is closed during Mondays except on holidays that fall on this day. It is also closed during Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.

Anyone is welcome to visit the MFAH. Visitors with disabilities can be very well assisted inside the museum. The organization even has programs for partially sighted or blind visitors, visitors with Dementia or Alzheimer's, deaf or partially deaf visitors, and visitors with limited mobility. Anyone can become a member of the MFAH and members get great discounts for tickets and Cafe food.


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