The selection of exhibits at Museum of Fine Arts cover both modern and ancient art and represents the talent of artists from ... More
The Museum of Fine Arts
The selection of exhibits at Museum of Fine Arts cover both modern and ancient art and represents the talent of artists from Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. You will find Fredric Remington's fine Western art mingling with medieval pieces and the work of early European masters. Paintings are abundant, but the lovely sculpture garden here is also worth viewing. Both the Glassell School of Art and the Hirsch Library for Art History call this museum home. Film buffs love the museum for its weekly showing of classic and foreign films. A gift shop and restaurant are both on hand to satisfy your creative craving. Call ahead or check the website for more details.
I have a friend that was in town one afternoon. The first place we went was here. We even rode the train. Turns out his first degree was in Anthropology! I never got the the new building (my favorite) he fell in love with the Africian and Pre-Columbian exhibits. We both enjoyed the glass.
Admission to the museum is quite expensive. There were five adults in our party, which made our admission somewhere over $70 dollars.
When I inquired about the photo policy I was told that I could take pictures in all but one section which was indicated on the materials I received when I purchased my ticket. Once in the section that I was interested in, I began taking pictures, and was stopped by a guard. I argued with him, stating that the people in admissions didn't say that I couldn't take pictures in the section I was in since I was quite sure to check on it before hand. We tried speaking with his manager, and he sided with the guard, of course. When we were ready to move on through the rest of the museum, my family and I were followed everywhere, and they were quite obvious about it. We were treated like criminals and felt quite unwelcome.
I think they should learn some lessons from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Their policies are very clear, the people are friendly, and admission to the MIA is free.
I will never go back to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. It was the most horrible museum experience I have ever had.
This museum is bountiful and endless in its attractions. There are many exhibits to explore, and it's conveniently down the street from many other museums. My friends and I enjoy take a full day off once in awhile just to visit as many museums as possible. We've been coming here for years now, and it's still pleasing to be here.
World class museum! I've been to museums in England and France and also others in the states and this one is impressive. I especially like the new building that opened a couple of years ago (the Beck bldg.) It also has a gorgeous sculpture garden that's perfect for a hand-holding, date stroll! There are huge old oak trees on the property and lush green lawns on which a nice picnic could be enjoyed!
It has free admission on Thursday which I discovered serendipitously. I have been in more beautiful spaces that were easier to negotiate. But there is a wealth of art, especially in the Audrey Jones Beck Building where I found the old masters in 1/2 and the 20th century great artists in the other half upstairs.
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