Houston’s Menil Collection may not have existed without Hitler Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP
From left, during a party to unveil the design by the Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee for the Menil Drawing Institute held at the Johnston Marklee Design Studio on Tuesday, February 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Invision/AP)

If you haven’t been to The Menil Collection by now, you’re really missing out.

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Located off Sul Ross and Mulberry near the University of St. Thomas, the art museum regularly rotates its unique special exhibitions, and its permanent collections boast some of the finest pieces in the country.

Big bonus – the museum is free. So, even if nobody in your family likes the art, it’s still a good way to spend an afternoon.

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And now that Houston’s new marijuana policy is in effect as of yesterday, it might be a dope place for…well, some dope and reflection about the impacts of WWII on modern Houston, especially because it’s set in a glorious 30-acre downtown park. (Note: Rare does not [openly] condone pot.)

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