Address : 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006, United States
Opened : 1987
Designed By : Renzo Piano
Timings : 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (Wednesday- Sunday), Monday- Tuesday closed
Admission Fee : None
Closed On : Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Day, New Year’s Eve and Day
Associated Structures : Rothko Chapel, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, Cy Twombly Pavilion, Menil Drawing Institute
Exhibitions : Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon, Virginia Jaramillo: The Curvilinear Paintings, 1969–1974, Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden's Drawings, Photography and the Surreal Imagination etc.
Parking Options : 1515 West Alabama Street, near Richmond Hall and Byzantine Fresco Chapel, Sul Ross, Branard, and West Main Streets
The Menil Collection in Neartown Houston is both a private art collection as well as the museum itself that houses thousands of paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, photographs, rare books and more. Opened to the public in 1987, the museum contains different works by Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, pop and contemporary art by Andy Warhol, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, as well as antiquities of Medieval, Byzantine and tribal art, amongst others.
Within the property are four other buildings (two of which are galleries while the other two operate independently), namely Cy Twombly Gallery, The Dan Flavin Installation, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, Rothko Chapel. Moreover, the museum has both permanent as well as traveling exhibitions, featuring art from different time periods, and organises multiple programs and events (in-person and virtual) throughout the year, thus attracting large crowds. Menil Bookstore contains a wide variety of books on the museum’s exhibitions, collections, art and architecture, along with a children’s book and toy area.