Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum in Houston

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French impressionism, the Renaissance and post-1945 European and American painting really shine in this nationally renowned palace of art, which includes major works by Picasso and Rembrandt. Across the street, admire the talents of luminaries such as Rodin and Matisse in the associated Lillie & Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.