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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
There’s always something to see and do at MFAH. The museum’s collections comprise more than 63,000 works of art from the Stone Age to today. With a dynamic schedule of exhibitions, discover something new each visit!
General admission to permanent collections that comprise over 65,000 works of art. Includes non-ticketed special exhibitions.
1001 Bissonnet Street, Museum District
Closed Mondays (except federal holidays), Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
- A dynamic cultural complex in the heart of downtown Houston, the Museum maintains An exciting schedule of international loan exhibitions and award-winning programs.
- Works from the MFAH collections fill the galleries year-round with art embracing every era of history across the globe.
- Gallery talks and tours enhance your museum experience.
- The museum houses more over 65,000 works of art, plus the Cullen Sculpture Garden.
Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at any admission desk.
Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS
Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Open through March 9, 2014
This exhibition examines the impact of ancient trade routes that traversed the Arabian Peninsula, carrying precious frankincense and myrrh to Mesopotamia and the Greco-Roman world and allowing for a vibrant exchange of both objects and ideas. With the later rise of Islam, pilgrimage roads converged on Mecca and gradually replaced the well-traveled incense roads. This unparalleled exhibition features objects excavated from more than 10 archaeological sites throughout the peninsula. Among the works on view are alabaster bowls and fragile glassware, heavy gold earrings, and monumental statues. These objects testify to the lively mercantile and cultural exchange between the Arabs and their neighbors, including the Egyptians, Syrians, Babylonians, and Greco-Romans.
Upgrades for CityPASS Holders
Some specially ticketed exhibitions, events and films may require an additional fee.
The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute: December 22, 2013–March 23, 2014. Weekday prices: adult, $20; children 13-18, $12.50; children 12 and under, free. Weekend prices: adult, $23; children 13-18, $15.50; children 12 and under, free.
Advice for Visitors
- Wear comfortable shoes; the MFAH has a total of 300,000 square feet of exhibition space.
- Thursdays are free to the public and may be more crowded.
- When visiting MFAH, you can re-enter any part of the museum buildings the entire day of purchase. Just show your admission sticker.
- Try Guide by Cell, a free cell phone audio tour.
- Get 10% off in the MFAH gift shop. See booklet for details.
Parking: Located directly east of Beck and Law buildings, MFAH Visitors Center features a four-story covered parking garage; $6 all day. Free parking available in two outdoor street-level lots north of Law Building along Main St.: one at Bissonnet and one at Oakdale.
Dining: Cafe Express
Accessibility: All public galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs. Wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis for all museum locations. Call for details, (713) 639-7300.
Self-Guide: Cell Phone Audio Tours available.
Gift Shop: MFAH Shop
Photography: Photography permitted for private, noncommercial use only in the museum's galleries devoted to the permanent collection. Flash photography and tripods not permitted.
Coat Check: Free coat-check available in the Beck and Law buildings.
Strollers: Strollers are permitted.
METRORail train: Traveling southbound, exit train at Museum District Station, walk northbound to Bissonnet/Binz, turn left to museum.
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