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Wed–Sun 11am–7pm
Free Admission
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-525-9400
Closed Now
Wed–Sun 11am–7pm
Free Admission
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-525-9400

Menil

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 greenspaces.

Values Statement

The Menil’s institutional culture and actions are guided by the following core values.:

  • Inclusivity
    We are committed to being equitable, inclusive, and welcoming to all people.

  • Integrity
    We strive towards transparency and accountability, and we actively work to combat bias and racism in all of our practices, inter actions, and activities.

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

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

  • Intellectual Curiosity
    Guided by our founders’ vision, we are committed to being socially and culturally aware, to pursuing new and challenging ideas, and to advancing new scholarship and new perspectives.

  • Community
    We aim to contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our diverse community by being a site for learning, sharing, and the free excha nge of ideas. We are a thoughtful and active member of the Montrose and greater Houston community; we are a good neighbor and responsible partner.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

“Houston, this is your museum.” – Dominique de Menil

Firm in the belief that art is essential to human experience, the Menil Collection remains free to all, always. From their philanthropic vision to their work with artists, our founders sought to combat prejudice and champion social justice. This legacy lives on in our work and mission, to which diversity, inclusion, and equitable representation are fundamental.

True commitment to diversity and inclusion is an active process; we are dedicated to the work of listening, learning, and taking action that this ongoing commitment necessitates. It is our responsibility to reflect the diversity of our community, from our galleries and programming to our offices and green spaces. At the Menil, you are included, welcomed, and needed.