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Urban sprawl, hot summers, and a multicultural city

The largest city in Texas, Houston is also one of the most ethnically diverse places 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. 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.

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

Locals' Pick Art history complex

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Amazing photo collection.

Art history complex Editors' Note

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFAH) features more than 62,000 works from six continents, spanning art from antiquity to the present. The museum was founded in 1900 and it is one of the largest art museums in the United States.

The Museum of Fine Arts exhibits its collections in seven facilities: Caroline Wiess Law Building, dedicated to the museum’s collection of twentieth- and twenty-first-century artworks; Audrey Jones Beck Building, the museum’s main campus exhibition space ; the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden; the Glassell School of Art with classes, workshops, and educational programs; the Central Administration and Glassell Junior School of Art Building.

Museum of Fine Arts
1001 Bissonnet, TX 77005 Houston
+1 713 6397300
Tuesday–Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm Thursday 10 am – 9 pm Friday–Saturday 10 am – 7 pm Sunday 12:15 – 7 pm Closed Monday, except Monday holidays.