2022 Museum Guide for the Houston Area: Many Galleries, Museums, and Art Exhibits Are Worth Visiting

The Houston area is home to a number of museums and galleries. The lists in this guide are not exhaustive.

Art Galeries

A variety of art galleries can be found in Montrose and River Oaks, many of which are owned by artists.

1. Moody Gallery

713-526-9911

www.moodygallery.com

2. Laura Rathe Fine Arts

713-527-7700

www.laurarathe.com

3. Christophe Martin Gallery

346-330-9832

www.christophermartingallery.com

4. Factory colors

347-378-4071

www.colorfactory.co

5. McClain Gallery*

713-520-9988

www.mcclaingallery.com

6. World Art

713-526-1201

www.artoftheworldgallery.com

7. Foltz Fine Arts**

713-521-7500

www.foltzgallery.com

8. Arcade gallery

713-522-2409

www.archwaygallery.com

9. Barbara Davis Gallery

713-520-9200

www.barbaradavisgallery.com

10. Anya Tish Gallery

713-524-2299

www.anyatishgallery.com

Featured Gallery: Archway Gallery

Archway Gallery, located on Dunlavy Street, has been owned and operated by Houston-area artists for 34 years. Media styles include sculpture, pottery, and paintings, among others.

* appointments encouraged but not required

**open by appointment only

Local Spotlight: Rienzi

The historic house-museum presents a collection of European decorative arts, paintings and furniture.

1406 Kirby Drive, Houston

713-639-7800

www.mfah.org/visit/rienzi

Cost: $10 (adults), $8 (65 and over), $5 (college students and 13-18), free (12 and under)

The local area

Bellaire, Meyerland and West University is home to some of the city’s best-known museums, including those in the official Museum Quarter.

1. DeBakey Library and Museum

6450 E. Cullen St., Houston

713-798-4710

www.bcm.edu/about-us/our-campus/debakey-museum

No cost

2. Southern History Museum

7502 Fondren Road, Houston

281-649-3287

www.hbu.edu/museums/museum-of-southern-history

Cost: $4 (children), $5 (group tours), $6 (adults)

3. Museum of American Architecture and Decorative Arts

7502 Fondren Road, Houston

281-649-3287

www.hbu.edu/museums/museum-of-american-architecture-and-decorative-arts

Cost: $4 (children), $5 (group tours), $6 (adults)

4. Dunham Bible Museum

7502 Fondren Road, Houston

281-649-3287

www.hbu.edu/museums/dunham-bible-museum

No cost

Featured Museum: Houston Baptist University Museums

Houston Baptist University’s Sharpstown campus is home to several of its own museums, including the Museum of Southern History, which traces Southern history to the mid-1800s.

Worth a visit: National Museum of Funeral History

The museum offers exhibits of historical burial service items, including memorabilia from various cultures and time periods.

415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston

281-876-3063

www.nmfh.org

Cost: $7 (6-11), $9 (55+), $10 (adults)

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Houston Museum District

The Houston Museum District includes 19 museums in an area north of Hermann Park and east of Rice University. Highlights include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Houston Zoo.

Art museums

1.Asia Society Texas Center

2. Houston Museum of Contemporary Art

3. Miscellaneous works

4. Houston Contemporary Craft Center

5. Houston Photography Center

6. Lawndale Art Center

7. Moody Center for the Arts

8. Rothko Chapel

9. The Jung Center

10. The Menil Collection

11. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Historical museums

12. Buffalo Soldiers National History Museum

13. Czech Center Museum

14. Houston Holocaust Museum

15. Houston Museum of African American Culture

Science museums

16. Houston Children’s Museum

17. Houston Museum of Natural Science

18. Houston Zoo

19. The Museum of Health

Featured Museum: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Cullen Sculpture Garden

The garden features works by sculptors from the 20th and 21st centuries. Sculptor Isamu Noguchi created the garden, which is framed by concrete walls and dotted with native trees, bamboo and crape myrtle.

Montrose Boulevard and Bissonnet Street, Houston

713-639-7300

www.mfah.org

No cost

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