The Menil Collection

(713) 525-9400
1533 Sul Ross Street | Houston, TX 77006
Museum District

Philanthropists and art patrons John and Dominique de Menil established the Menil Foundation in 1954 to foster greater public understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, culture, religion, and philosophy. In 1987, the Menil Collection’s main museum building opened to the public. Today, the Menil consists of a group of five art buildings and green spaces located within a residential neighborhood in central Houston. The Menil remains committed to its founders’ belief that art is essential to human experience and fosters direct personal encounters with works of art. The museum welcomes all visitors free of charge to its buildings and surrounding green spaces.

The 30-acre campus includes the Menil’s main building, the Menil Drawing Institute, the Cy Twombly Gallery, the Dan Flavin installation at Richmond Hall, the Fresco Building, and the Menil Collection Bookstore.

Spanning from the prehistoric era to the present day, the Menil’s collection continues to grow and now stands at more than 20,000 works. The Menil regularly rotates its collection with galleries dedicated to the arts of Africa, Americas and Pacific Northwest, Ancient World, Pacific Islands, Medieval and Byzantine Art, and Modern and Contemporary Art, as well as galleries dedicated to Surrealism.


Museums and Attractions
  • Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 11am-7pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Free
  • Gift Shop
  • ADA Accessible
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • ADA Accessible