2022 Museum Guide to the Houston Area: Numerous Galleries, Museums, Art Exhibits Prove It’s Worth the Trip

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

Art galleries

A variety of art galleries can be found in Montrose and River Oaks, including many that are artist-owned.

1. Moody Gallery

713-526-9911

www.moodygallery.com

2. Laura Rathe Fine Art

713-527-7700

www.laurarathe.com

3. Christopher Martin Gallery

346-330-9832

www.christophermartingallery.com

4. Color factory

347-378-4071

www.colorfactory.co

5. McClain Gallery*

713-520-9988

www.mcclaingallery.com

6. Art of the World

713-526-1201

www.artofheworldgallery.com

7. Foltz Fine Art**

713-521-7500

www.foltzgallery.com

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

*Meetings are encouraged but not required

**Opens by appointment only

In the local spotlight: Rienzi

The historic house of the museum contains a collection of European decorative arts, paintings and furnishings.

1406 Kirby Drive, Houston

713-639-7800

www.mfah.org/visit/rienzi

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

Local area

Bellaire, Meyerland and West University houses some of the city’s most popular museums, including those found in the official Museum District.

1. DeBakey Library and Museum

6450 E. Cullen St., Houston

713-798-4710

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

Cost: free

2. Museum of Southern History

7502 Fondren Road, Houston

281-649-3287

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

Cost: $4 (child), $5 (group tour), $6 (adult)

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 (child), $5 (group tour), $6 (adult)

4. Dunham Museum of the Bible

7502 Fondren Road, Houston

281-649-3287

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

Cost: free

Featured Museum: Houston Baptist University Museums

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

Worth the trip: The National Museum of Funeral History

The museum offers exhibits of historical funeral service items, including relics from a variety of cultures and time periods.

415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston

281-876-3063

www.nmfh.org

Cost: $7 (ages 6-11), $9 (ages 55 and older), $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. Museum of Contemporary Art Houston

3. DiverseWorks

4. Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts

5. Houston Center for Photography

6. Lawndale Art Center

7. Moody Center for the Arts

8. Rothko hat

9. Jung Center

10. Menil Collection

11. Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Historical museums

12. Buffalo Soldiers National Historical Museum

13. Museum of the Czech Center

14. Houston Holocaust Museum

15. Museum of African American Culture in Houston

Science museums

16. Children’s Museum of Houston

17. Houston Museum of Natural Sciences

18. Houston Zoo

19. Health Museum

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

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

Montrose Boulevard and Bissonnet Street, Houston

713-639-7300

www.mfah.org

Cost: free

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