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Urban sprawl, hot summers, and a multicultural city

The largest city in Texas, Houston is also one of the most ethnic diverse in the US, with the country’s largest Asian, Arab and Latin American populations. Its multicultural essence can be found everywhere, from museums, to the performing arts and also in the diverse shopping and dining opportunities. Your Houston travel guide will most likely include attractions in the Skyline District, and the Historic District, but don’t be afraid to explore the less popular areas of the city. Gay nightlife is centered in Neartown, around Pacific St. and surrounding streets. The South Loop’s Rice Village is a highly concentrated area of restaurants, bars, and shopping.

Menil Collection, Houston
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The Menil Collection

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The Menil Collection

Art complex

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John and Dominique de Menil, founders of The Menil Collection, were key figures in Houston’s developing cultural life during the 1950s and 1960s. The Menil Collection was opened to the public by Dominique, in 1987, and features 16,000 works dating from the Paleolithic era to the present day.

The Menil Collection includes four areas: Antiquity, Byzantine and Medieval, Tribal, and Twentieth-Century Art (with a concentration in Surrealism). Aside the main Menil Collection, there are a few other art buildings in the campus, including the Cy Twombly Gallery and Richmond Hall.

Art campus in

The Menil Collection
1515 Sul Ross, Houston
Phone
+1 713 5259400
Website
www.menil.org/
Hours
11 a.m.–7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday