Why Houston is a Great Place for Art Lovers

Museum of Fine Arts in Houston

When people think of Houston attractions, they usually immediately think of the space center and other scientific and educational attractions. These attractions are all amazing and shouldn’t be missed, but there is also quite a lot for the “right-brained” art lovers in the area.

The Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is one of the largest fine arts museums in the country. The large complex also includes art from as far back as 6000 years, highlighting more than 63,000 different pieces. The vast complex also includes a sculpture garden, a movie theater, a library, a research facility, and a café, and hosts many fun events such as film festivals, lectures, and workshops. If you are a resident of Houston or just passing through, the Museum of Fine arts is one place you need to add to your Houston Bucket list.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is tucked away in the Museum District of Houston and presents regularly updated exhibits of contemporary artists. There are events that allow you to see the art of emerging artists as well as well-known artists.

The Menil Collection: The Rothko and Byzantine Fresco Chapels

Houston is host to the Menil Collection which is a group of museums that house the art collections of John and Dominique de Menil. Spanning across 4 locations, this is one of the largest private art collections in the country.

Regardless of what kind of art you feel drawn to, Houston is sure to have something that will sooth your soul. Visit a museum today, or plan out the weekend and visit them all!