The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is not only the oldest art museum in Texas, but also one of the largest museums in the whole of the United States. The museum’s permanent collection spans some 6,000 years showcased in more than 64,000 works. There’s a lot to see and do! Highlights include works by Canaletto, Renoir, Matisse and Monet.
Most public areas, including the galleries, Cullen Sculpture Garden, Brown Auditorium Theater, Visitors Center, café, and shop are wheelchair accessible. All Beck Building entrances are wheelchair accessible, and the entrance to the Law Building on Main Street is wheelchair accessible.
Courtesy wheelchairs are available from the bag and coat check rooms in both the Beck and Law Building lobbies and the Visitors Center on a first-come, first-served basis (photo ID required). Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Elevators are available throughout the Museum.
An ASL interpreter can be arranged for any public program with at least two weeks’ notice, depending on availability.
Assistive listening devices are available for use during gallery programs with at least three days' advance notice. To request an assistive listening device for lectures, films, and other programs in the Brown Auditorium Theater, ask any member of staff.
Transcripts of the Guide by Cell Audio Tour for temporary exhibitions are available at the Guest Services desks in the Law and Beck Building lobbies.
The MFAH offers “Art Beyond Sight” as a gallery program for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Trained gallery educators use verbal descriptions and hands-on materials to engage participants with the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Admission is free, but space is limited, so be sure to preregister.
Gallery educators who are trained as sighted guides to enhance the museum experience for blind or partially sighted visitors can be requested, with at least two-week’s notice.
For more information about the museum's accessibility and tours and programs for visitors with disabilities, email or call 713-639-7300.
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Parking: Free parking is available in the street-level lot directly across from the Law Building at 1001 Bissonnet Street. Additional parking is available in the MFAH Parking Garage at 5600 Fannin Street.
Public Transportation: METRORail Red Line to The Museum District Station, which is located between the Audrey Jones Beck Building and the Visitors Center.
Top Tip: Visitor drop-off and pick-up is possible at the Bissonnet entrance to the Law Building and at a covered passenger drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building. Also if you're in Houston during the ReelAbilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival, it is a highly recomended annual event.