Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston Offers Family Fun

June 29, 2010

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

Creation Station: Life of the Cowboy, This week´s theme: Looking at art of the American West.  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 June 10 to Aug. 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.  July 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Summer Storytime, 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.  July 1 and July 2, 10:15 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Gallery Investigations, This week´s theme: Looking at art of the American West
Gallery Location: 111.  Uncover details and insights about works of art from around the world with an MFAH educator at this interactive gallery experience. Drop in anytime. Recommended Ages: 4+.

From June 10 to Aug. 15, children can become an MFAH Art Detective. 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 (also held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays). When the program ends, all Art Detectives will be eligible for a special prize drawing. July 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sketching in the Galleries, This week´s theme: Looking at art of the American West- Gallery Location: 111.   Observe, learn, and create surrounded by art. An MFAH teaching artist guides your sketching experience in the galleries. Drop in Free with general museum admission.

From June 10 to Aug. 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 (held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays). When the program ends, all Art Detectives will be eligible for a special prize drawing.  July 2, 11 a.m. to 2 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.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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