For a visit to Houston, probably mostly known for its Space center, Reliant Stadium and yearly Livestock and Rodeo show, consider including a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Cullen Sculpture Garden.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The last exhibit I saw in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston was in December 2005. It was the show “Basquiat” with works of Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-1988). Although the artworks themselves were large and made use of expressive colors, it was first of all the way the exhibit was organized and displayed that made for very pleasant viewing experience. The architecture and large airy spaces are ideal for viewing and appreciating art and are well worth a visit.
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has 300,000 square feet of exhibition space and the collection holds more than 51,000 pieces of art. The artworks range from African Tribal art, Native American art, Antiquities and American and European sculptures. Also on display are impressionist, post-impressionist paintings and prints and photography and modern and contemporary art. Consider making a trip during in the summer months to escape the hot and humid weather in Texas.
For exhibition schedules and additional information visit The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s web site: www.mfah.org/
Cullen Sculpture Garden.
The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden right next to the Museum of Fine Arts is free and makes a very pleasant retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Wander among the trees and discover the works by important sculptors and artists.