AAA Editor Notes
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens is 4.5 mi. w. via Memorial Dr., then .5 mi. s. to 6003 Memorial Dr. The American decorative arts collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is housed in the former home of philanthropist Miss Ima Hogg. Displayed in more than 20 room settings, the collection traces the evolution in American style from the Colonial period to the mid-19th century. More than 5,000 works include ceramics, furniture, glass, paintings, paper, silver and textiles.
The house is surrounded by 14 acres of woodlands and formal gardens with imported and native plants. The Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center features exhibits, videos and a library.
Guided tours are available.