Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum

Frescoes of the dome and apse can be largely found from this 13-th century votive chapel known as the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum. The museum is part of the Menil Collection, located near the University of St. Thomas, which is a private art collection of founders John de Menil and Dominique de Menil. There are lots of exciting and fascinating art collections including several antiquities, Byzantine and Medieval art, modern and contemporary art as well as African art.


The Menil Collection of antiquities include works of art from the Paleolithic era to the pre-Christian era. Known as one of the finest in the United States, the Menil’s Cycladic collection includes oldest Paleolithic objects used in the early hunting-gathering culture which dates back from 22,000 – 15,000BC. Collections from the Byzantine and Medieval era includes a number of rare pieces like the gold casket from the early sixth-century Macedonia. There are also numerous notable exhibits including ‘Imprinting the Divine: Byzantine & Russian Icons from The Menil Collection’ and ‘Seeing Stars: Visionary Drawing from the Collection’.

If you want to spend a great time in the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, visit them at 4011 Yupon St., Museum District, Houston. You can call them at 713/521-3990 or visit them online for more information about the museum. They are open to public every Wednesdays through Sundays from 11am to 7pm. Admission is free. Be there and visit the Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum with your family for a great vacation getaway.