Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Established in 1900, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is the oldest art museum in Texas. Located in the Houston Museum District, Houston, the museum is one of the largest museums in the United States. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's collection embraces the art of antiquity to the present.

The Museum of Fine Arts's permanent collection totals nearly 70,000 pieces in 300,000 square feet of exhibition space housed in seven facilities. The permanent collection of the museum spans more than 6,000 years of history from six continents. Its collections include Arts of Africa, Oceania & the Americas; American Painting & Sculpture; Antiquities; Arts of Asia; Decorative Arts, Craft & Design; European Art; Art of the Islamic Worlds; Latin American Art; Modern & Contemporary Art; Photography; Prints & Drawings; Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation; Bayou Bend; Rienzi.

The museum benefits the Houston community through programs, publications and media presentations. Each year, 1.25 million people benefit from museum's programs, workshops and resource centers. Of that total, more than 500,000 people participate in the community outreach programs.

Location & Hours

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005 open in map

Phone  713-639-7300

Saturday10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Admission Fees

Adult (19+): $17
Senior (65+ with ID): $14
Military (with ID)*: $14 or Free
College Student (19+ with ID): $10
Youth (13-18): $10
Child (12 & younger): Free

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston accepts VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

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