Menil Collection

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Facility:Menil Collection
Description:Want to visit a unique museum environment? The Menil Collection fits the bill! Located in the Montrose-area Museum District is the collection of John and Dominique de Menil. The museum building is the centerpiece of a neighborhood featuring satellite gallery spaces and related cultural instituitons. Best of all this is all in a parklike setting, to help make your experience more enjoyable!
A D D R E S S
Address 1:1515 Sul Ross St
Address 2:
City:Houston
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:77006
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Admission:Free!
Telephone:(713) 525-9400
Website:http://www.menil.org/
R E V I E W S
Susan, Co-op Member
Best for:
1) Fine Arts/Art Appreciation: developing an eye for color, shape, line, texture, and more
2) History and Art History: learning about history through art and the history of art
3) Science and technology: learning how art is made, materials used
4) Language arts: providing inspiration for essays
5) Geography: learning about countries, cultures as represented through art

Peak age of enjoyment: 11-100+ y.o.

Pros: free, surprisingly rich ancient cultures art collection, special exhibits, free parking, lovely location, building is of great architectural interest

Cons: not well suited for younger children

Cautions: adult supervision and commentary mandatory, if possible adults should preview art and especially special exhibitions
Kathleen Dougherty, Co-op Member
This is one of my favorite spots for field trips. Not only do they have a great selection of exhibits but it is free. The surrounding area is beautiful and the adjacent sculpture garden is ideal for picnics. Rothko chapel is within walking distance for a dual field trip experience.
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