Open Now
Wed–Sun 11am–7pm
Free Admission
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
Open Now
Wed–Sun 11am–7pm
Free Admission
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006


Mission Statement

The Menil Collection is committed to its founders’ belief that art is essential to human experience. Set in a residential Houston neighborhood, the Menil fosters direct personal encounters with works of art, and welcomes all visitors free of charge to its museum buildings and surrounding green spaces.

To fulfill its mission, the Menil Collection is committed to:

  • Presenting works of art in ways that encourage individual engagement and that respect the primacy of the art
  • Offering exhibitions and programming that reflect intellectual independence, explore the breadth of the collection, and engage with the present
  • Welcoming and inspiring all visitors
  • Acquiring works of art that deepen the collection
  • Conserving works of art and documenting their history
  • Pursuing and disseminating original scholarly research
  • Fostering the spirit and character of the neighborhood setting
  • Maintaining the institution’s commitment to architecture sympathetic to the individual’s experience of the art
  • Assuring the financial independence that keeps the Menil free to all

Values Statement

The Menil’s institutional culture is guided by the following core values:

  • Fairness
    We are committed to being equitable and inclusive.

  • Integrity
    We strive towards transparency and accountability in all of our practices, interactions, and activities.

  • Empathy
    We are a small staff who work closely together. We are committed to acting with kindness, respect, and understanding towards one another.

  • Excellence
    We uphold the highest professional standards. We consistently strive to exceed expectations.

  • Intellectual Curiosity
    Guided by our founders’ vision, we are socially and culturally aware, and pursue new and challenging ideas.

  • Community
    We are a thoughtful and active member of the Montrose and greater Houston community; we are a good neighbor and responsible partner.