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Any museum lover is sure to find themselves wandering for hours in The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. As one of the largest museums in the United States today, the collection here consists of nearly 70,000 pieces from six continents of the world. The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is the oldest art museum in the state of Texas. The first building of the museum opened its doors to the public in 1924. This large collection didn’t happen overnight. Between the years of 1970 and 1989, the collection almost doubled in size due to donations from various art collectors. Though the museum houses all sorts of artwork, some of the most plentiful in the collection includes pieces from the Renaissance era and French Impressionism.
With a series of changing exhibitions each year, there is always something interesting to enjoy during your visit. Since this museum is so vast and has so much to see, you may want to consider joining a Highlights of the MFAH tour. Seeing everything during one visit is nearly impossible, so by taking one of these 45-minute tours you are able to focus on a few pieces and get some fascinating information about the art as well as the artists. To make things even better, these gallery tours are absolutely free and are included in the admission price.
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