Family Activities Going On At Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston

June 15, 2010

Here’s a look at some of the things going on this week at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston:

At Creation Station, families can drop in anytime and create art with an MFAH teaching artist. Each week, explore a different work of art and learn a new art-making technique. Recommended Ages: 4+.  From now until August 15, children can become an MFAH Art Detective at Creation Station.

Each week, there will be a new work of art for detectives to investigate and explore in the galleries. After each “case” is completed, participants earn a stamp from the MFAH Teaching Artist at the Creation Station program. When the program ends, all Art Detectives will be eligible for a special prize drawing.   Thursday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.

Bring your family and explore the museum together with Summer Storytime. Family friendly Summer Storytime tours introduce young learners to the world of art through hands-on gallery activities, close looking, and the reading of one to two storybooks in MFAH galleries.

Drop-in Summer Storytime Tours last one hour and are offered every Thursday and Friday at both 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Reservations are available for groups of 10 to 30 people. Contact the Education Department at 713-639-7858 to schedule your group Summer Storytime tour.  One hour Summer Storytime tours meet in the lobby of the Beck Building.  Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Friday 10:15 to 11 a.m.

Beyond the Motor City, a new documentary directed by filmmaker Aaron Woolf examines how Detroit, a grim symbol of America´s diminished status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America. The documentary asks whether it´s time to fundamentally change the way Detroiters — and by extension all Americans — get around.  A panel discussion follows the film. Free admission. Thursday at 7 p.m.

Admission to MFAH, 1001 Bissonnet St.,  is $7 for adults, $3.50 for seniors, students with ID, and children 6 to 18; free for 5 and under.  Free admission for all on Thursdays and first Sunday of each month. Free admission on weekends for ages 18 and younger with a public library card.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12:15 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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