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Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

4848 Main St., Houston, TX, 77002

Non-profit organization advances education about the process, product and history of craft. Major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily of fiber, metal, glass, clay and wood. Center provides a venue for exhibition, retail and studio space to suppor ...

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX, 77005

Permanent collection of one of the largest museums in the U.S. spans more than 6,000 years of history with more than 62,000 works from 6 continents. Complex consists of 2 museum buildings, 2 art schools, 2 decorative arts centers and a sculpture garden. E ...

Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX, 77030

Science and education museum has 4 floors of natural science halls and exhibits, the Burke Baker Planetarium, Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Wortham IMAX Theater. Permanent exhibits include gems and minerals, Texas wildlife, paleontology, space, pre-Co ...

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX, 77006

Non-profit, non-collecting museum provides a forum for visual arts of the present and recent past and documents new directions in art.

The Menil Collection

1515 Sul Ross St., Houston, TX, 77006

Museum preserves and exhibits the art collection of Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, who collected paintings, sculptures, decorative objects, prints, drawings, photographs, and rare books. Diverse holdings represent many world cultures, from prehistoric times to the present day. Special programs include speakers, family concerts and book signings. Because of the museumís contemplative environment, guided tours and public lecturing in the galleries are not offered. School groups should provide 1 adult chaperon for every 10 students.

Rothko Chapel

1409 Sul Ross St., Houston, TX, 77006

Non-denominational chapel also serves as a major work of modern art, featuring 14 mural canvases by Russian born American painter Mark Rothko on its walls. Chapel invites scholars, musicians, journalists and spiritual leaders to speak, perform, and lead m ...

Holocaust Museum Houston

5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX, 77004

Nation's 4th largest Holocaust memorial museum raises awareness of the dangers that prejudice, hatred and violence brought about during the Holocaust. Facility features a World War II Holocaust rail car, a Danish rescue boat, art and photography galleries ...

Children's Museum of Houston

1500 Binz, Houston, TX, 77004

Kid-oriented museum features 14 galleries of hands-on exhibits focusing on art, science and world cultures for ages up to 12 years. Outreach programs include field trips, summer and after-school activities, family events and science workshops. Birthday pa ...

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

1 Westcott St., Houston, TX, 77007

Mansion once owned by philanthropist Ima Hogg highlights American art, culture and history and houses furniture and decorative arts. Extensive gardens are part of the tour. Free family days, with activities for kids and adults, are held on the third Sunda ...

Beer Can House

222 Malone St., Houston, TX, 77007

House serves as a folk art monument to eccentricity and recycling and is is owned and operated by the non-profit Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. House is covered in beer cans and the yard is inlaid with thousands of marbles, rocks, brass figures and ...

Domy Books

1709 Westheimer, Houston, TX, 77098

Bookstore produces exhibitions and events that highlight a variety of media, including works on paper, video, music, design and printed matter. Store focuses on editioned books, periodicals, video, and products that concentrate on art and culture.

Byzantine Fresco Chapel

4011 Yupon St., Houston, TX, 77006

Chapel is part of the Menil Collection and was built to house 13th century Byzantine frescoes that had been looted from their original home in a chapel in Lysi, Cyprus.

John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science

1515 Hermann Drive, Houston, TX, 77004

Better known as The Health Museum, the interactive science learning center is a member of the Texas Medical Center. Experiences include a hands-on, interactive walk through the human body and a 4-D theater. Other education opportunities include obesity pr ...

Lawndale Art Center

4912 Main St., Houston, TX, 77002

Non-profit alternative exhibition space for contemporary works in all media is unique in its focus on Houston area artists. More than 500 artists are featured in changing exhibitions in 4 galleries inside an Art Deco building. Guided tours are available ...

ArtCar Museum

140 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX, 77007

Private museum of contemporary art is nicknamed the Garage Mahal for its emphasis is on art cars, as well as fine arts and works by local, national and international artists.

Station Museum

1502 Alabama St., Houston, TX, 77004

Private contemporary art museum, a sister facility to the ArtCar Museum, is housed in a renovated car paint shop. Admission is free.

The Printing Museum

1324 W. Clay St., Houston, TX, 77019

Museum promotes, preserves and shares knowledge of printed communication, including historical documents, fine art exhibits and antique printing equipment. Admission is free for self-guided tours; guided tours are available for a fee. Museum also offers c ...

The Heritage Society

1100 Bagby St., Houston, TX, 77002

Museum complex at Sam Houston Park collects, preserves, exhibits and celebrates the diverse history of the Houston region. Guided tour allow students to visit select historic structures, the society's museum gallery and the Duncan Store, a hands-on exhib ...

Blaffer Art Museum

120 Fine Arts Building, Houston, TX, 77024

Located in the Fine Arts Building on the central campus of the University of Houston, contemporary art museum focuses on emerging, mid-career and underrepresented artists and bodies of work through exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Educational programs include public lectures, artistís talks, docent tours, audio guides, and youth programs such as Studio Saturday, summer arts and a young artist apprenticeship program.

Art League Houston

1953 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX, 77006

Non-profit visual arts organization promotes public appreciation of and interest in the visual arts, providing exhibits, educating students at the Art League School, recognizing artists and offering free art classes through the HIV+ and Cancer Related Ill ...

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