Explore history and culture or unwind surrounded by beautiful artwork. Texas has many masterpieces to be discovered. Add these must-see art museums to your list.Less
A crown jewel of the city, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth boasts more than 3,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs and prints. The majority of works in the collection are dated between 1945 and the present. For fans of Pop and Minimalism, the Modern’s collection is particularly strong. The museum offers free admission on Fridays and half-price tickets on Sundays.
Visit the 3-mile-wide Museum District in Houston, where art lovers will find 20 museums dedicated to art, science and history. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is the fifth largest of its kind in the nation and offers more than 40,000 works from six continents. The museum spans roughly 300,000 square feet and is divided into seven areas, including the Cullen Sculpture Garden, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and the Glassell School of Art. Admission is free on Thursdays!
Further south off the River Walk in San Antonio is the San Antonio Museum of Art, which is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek Roman and Asian art in the southern United States. Additionally, the museum has a large and significant collection of Latin American art from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Free admission on Tuesdays and Sundays gives visitors no excuse to miss the museum’s extensive collection of contemporary art and regional treasures.
If you love modern architecture, make sure to visit The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth! Natural light is the focus of the design, with elegant spaces that are perfectly suited for the art they house. The Kimbell has a substantial collection of Asian arts and features Japanese screens and hanging scrolls, Chinese paintings, Oriental ceramics and Indian, Southeast Asian, Chinese and Japanese sculptures. The museum is also noted for its European art and outstanding old master paintings.
On the banks of the San Antonio River is the Witte Museum, a unique collection of culture, science, art and Texas heritage. Explore photography of the modern West and dioramas of prehistoric hunter-gatherers, then step back in time more than 110 million years to the age of the dinosaurs. Visitors can also find an interactive exhibit to increase health IQ about their own bodies. The museum offers a variety of camps and field trips for kids and is free for part of the day on Tuesdays.