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For over four decades, the Houston Arader Galleries has offered collectors the most comprehensive selection of original antique maps and natural history prints. They take pride in offering the finest quality pieces available in Houston, Texas and they state "it is our intention to never be knowingly undersold". The local art is made possible by businesses who sponsors like the local business of Abacus Plumbing, Air Conditioning, & Electrical and many others. The Museums and attractions in the Greater Houston Area speak volumes to the culture of the people who live in the area.

Arader Galleries Houston

Featured in Founded in 1971, Arader Galleries is the world's leading dealer and auction house of Rare Maps, Prints, Rare Books and Watercolors of the 16th through 19th centuries. Over our forty-five year history we have grown to five magnificent locations in some of America’s most vibrant cities and are represented at the most distinguished antiques shows in the country.  They buy and sell more original Audubon prints that any other firm in the United States.

The Texas branch of the Arader gallery group displays pieces of Texas history such as maps and documents. There's also a collection of drawings of regional wildlife by John James Audubon.

Museums in Houston

Being Houston the fourth largest city in the United States, it means that it has a lot to teach, a lot of tourist and cultural attractions. Thanks to the cosmopolitan personality of the city, many of its cultural and historical attractions have to do with the different traditions and events of its former inhabitants, who left their mark in the museum district, a neighborhood where most of the history of the city.

Those interested in history and the arts will be quite surprised when they visit Houston since the city has one of the largest museum districts in the world. This cultural district is located in a very central area, next to the popular Hermann Park. In this district, you can find all kinds of museums, from the most popular to the most elegant and historic. In the Houston museums, you will appreciate a great variety of impressive historical collections, beautiful frescoes, the valued Menil Collection, an endless number of interactive exhibits related to science and nature, an entertaining museum for children, and some of the best art collections contemporary of the country. Some of the most important museums of the city are:

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest Houston museums in America, occupying an area of 300,000 m2 totally dedicated to teaching works of art. The museum's collection covers more than 57,000 pieces of art by national and international artists. The museum facilities have 2 main buildings, the Audrey Jones Beck building and the Caroline Wiess Law building; where the Glassell School of Art is located, which includes the School of Art Studies and the School of Art for the little ones. In the same museum is also the Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, and two museums in residences: the Collection and Gardens of Bayou Bend. The museum is open every day, except Mondays and holidays.

Holocaust Museum

The Holocaust Museum aims to enlighten people about the Holocaust, and pay homage to the six million Jews and millions of innocent victims who lost their lives during the Nazi regime. The museum uses the lessons left by the Holocaust and other genocides, and teaches people how terrible and dangerous it can become to hate, prejudice and apathy towards our peers. Visiting this museum is an enriching experience

The purpose of the Holocaust Museum is to illustrate people about the Holocaust, and to pay homage to the six million Jews and millions of innocent victims who lost their lives during the Nazi regime. The museum uses the lessons left by the Holocaust and other genocides, and teaches people how terrible and dangerous it can become to hate, prejudice and apathy towards our peers. Visiting this museum is an enriching and moving experience that may make a big impression on you, but it will educate you about the terrible events that took place during the Second World War.

Why Visit Houston

Houston is the fourth city in the United States and a great city in every way. In addition to its large land area, Houston is home to Space Center Houston, the largest Medical Center in the world, the largest Rodeo and Cattle Fair on the planet, a Theater District that houses world-class organizations, a prestigious culinary scene, and top-level sports facilities. In Houston, in addition, you can enjoy a host of attractions and events of varied type throughout the year and you can shop until you falter.


The Museum District encompasses 19 fun and didactic institutions that are aimed at various types of interests. You will see an exhibition dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a sample of surrealist paintings -where the focal point is a work of Dalí- in Menil Collection and an exhibition of works created by Latin American artists with materials unconventional at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. With regard to the latter, it is already expanding its facilities with the addition of two new buildings, in addition to underground parking and friendly additions to pedestrians.


Houston has very friendly attractions to all family members, such as the Houston Zoo, which completed Phase 2 of the Gorilla Exhibition with a ramp that now allows to see more closely the friendly primates and in September The same year he welcomed Gigi, a beautiful baby giraffe. Also very suitable for family fun are the water parks, the Downtown Aquarium, the Moody Gardens pyramids and the Kemah Promenade. And what about the Rodeo and Livestock Fair of Houston, a magnanimous event that receives more than two million visits every year during the three weeks of its duration!

Local Shops

Considered the fashion capital of the American South, Houston houses stores for all tastes and budgets. You can start your shopping excursion at The Galleria, the largest and most famous shopping center in Texas, and continue through Uptown Park, Highland Village, Rice Village, and the outlets. If you visit us, we highly recommend the recently renovated River Oaks District, although it is full of exclusive names such as Cartier, Dior and Chopard, it is a multi-purpose development designed not only for buyers but also for anyone who just wants to go for a walk , eat something and get distracted.


Houston is witness to great sports action throughout the year thanks to its professional teams of football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. The city will dress up as a party to receive with great joy and excitement a world-class event: the Copa America Centenario. Teams from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL will be present, showing their great talent and giving great brilliance to the huge NRG Stadium of the Space City. If football is not your thing, you can visit us to watch the 2016 marathon or go to one of the many golf courses in the city.