Kids Invited To Create Installation Artwork At MFAH

January 13, 2010

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is offering several special programs later this week including an arts and crafts workshop that is kid friendly.

On Sunday Jan. 17, kids and parents can visit the museum and create art that is inspired by the outdoor sculpture HappyHappy by Choi Jeong-Hwa. Participants will work together and transform the studio into an installation artwork by stacking colored paper stencils from floor to ceiling. People can also create a pin to take home. The Creation Station event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m.

More mature art lovers may find satisfaction in another event taking place at the same time, Sketching in the Galleries. An artist will guide participants’ sketching experience throughout the museum’s galleries.

Other events at the museum this week include:

Artful Thursday
Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Korean-born artist Do Ho Suh talks about how his work continues to probe our place as individuals within today’s increasingly transnational, global society. Suh creates detailed, intricate sculptures that defy our sense of scale and location. For example, a recent work, Fallen Star 1/5 (2008-09) in the exhibition Your Bright Future, dramatically depicts a traditional Korean scholar´s house crash landing into a replica of the building that housed Suh´s first American apartment. Fallen Star 1/5 is filled with hyper realistic objects handmade by Suh and his assistants to create the effect of a home that is actually lived in.

Being Jewish in France
Part I: 5 p.m. Jan. 15; 6 p.m. Jan. 16; and 3 p.m. Jan. 17
Part II: 6:30 p.m. Jan 15; 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16; and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17
Co-sponsored by the 6th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival, March 9 to 21. Part I and Part II require separate admissions. This award-winning new documentary arrives in Houston after attracting packed houses at museums and film festivals worldwide. It explores the rich and complex history of Jews in France, the first country to grant Jews citizenship. Beginning with Revolutionary cries of Vive la France in Yiddish, the film explores the explosive Dreyfus Affair, the Vichy government’s collaboration with the Nazis (Part I), and the absorption of Sephardic Jews from Arab countries in the decades after WWII (Part II).

Manet’s Modern Woman
Jan. 15 at 1:30 p.m.; Jan. 16 at 4 p.m.
The quintessential painter of modern life, Édouard Manet (1832-1883) changed the course of art history in the 19th century. In his representations of women especially, Manet transgressed both social and aesthetic boundaries. Key to Manet´s success was the way he explored, and exploited, feminine fashion as a vehicle for a modern artistic expression. Presented by Dr. Gloria Groom, the Mary and Winton Green Curator of Medieval through Modern European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Museum of Fine Arts is located at 1001 Bissonnet Street. General admission is $7, matinee admission is $6, and children 5 and under are admitted free. MFAH members, senior adults, and students with ID receive a $1 discount. For more information call (713) 639-7515.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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