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


Through Summer 2018

Main Museum Building Temporary Public Closure

About the Project

In order to carry out necessary updates and repairs, the Menil Collection will close the main museum building located at 1533 Sul Ross Street for several months in 2018. The Menil will close the building on Monday, February 26, after the conclusion of the exhibition Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma. The main building will reopen to the public in autumn 2018.

Maintenance work on the main building will include sanding the floor and treating it with stain and sealer. After thirty years of constant use, the floor will be restored to the appearance it had when the building opened. Additional projects will include new drywall, enhancing interior and exterior lighting, and updating the fire detection sensors.

Read more about the project in the Houston Chronicle.

Other Menil Buildings and Greenspaces Remain Open

Although the main building will temporarily close, our other buildings and greenspaces will remain open to the public with regular hours. These spaces include the Cy Twombly Gallery, Dan Flavin Installation at Richmond Hall, Byzantine Fresco Chapel, Menil Bookstore, Menil Park, and Bistro Menil. For more information on the Menil campus, please see the rail below.

Research Access to Menil Library and Archives

The Menil library and archives will remain open to researchers with minimal disruption, and they can continue making appointments, as usual. Visit the library page and archives page for more information. Additionally, a selection of works from our collection are available online.

Menil Membership

Member benefits are not affected by the temporary closure. Click here for a list of member events and programs. Questions should be directed to the membership office at 713-525-9435 or membership@menil.org.

Public Programs at the Menil

The Menil will continue to host public programs while the main building is temporarily closed. See the latest program calendar in the rail below. All public programs are free and open to the public.

Admission is free. Always.


Hours for gallery spaces and bookstore
11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Hours for Bistro Menil
10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.–9 p.m.

Closed major holidays including Independence Day


Our main parking lot on 1515 West Alabama Street will remain open throughout the temporary closure. Additional street parking is available on Sul Ross, Mulberry, and Branard streets and in lots adjacent to Richmond Hall, and the Byzantine Fresco Chapel. Menil parking lots and street parking are free of charge. Please be mindful of signage and city parking restrictions. Do not park in crosswalks.

More Information

For more information about visiting the Menil, click here or call (713) 525-9400.