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    Special Spring Break at the MFAH

    Presented by at Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building

    March 16 - March 21, 2010

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    Special Spring Break at the MFAH

    It's time for Spring Break at the MFAH! March 16 - 21, 2010.

    Be an Art Kid during Spring Break with interactive gallery experiences and activities for kids and families, all designed to encourage creativity, spark discussions, and make works of art come alive. 

    •Become an art detective with our new Gallery Investigations Program! Uncover details and insights about works of art from around the world with an MFAH educator at this interactive gallery experience. Drop in anytime between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Check  for gallery locations.

    • Be inspired by the colorful exhibition, Prendergast in Italy at Creation Station. The art-making workshop for families will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday in Farish Classroom and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday in the Beck Porte-Cochere. Drop in anytime.

    • Have fun in the galleries by taking an interactive, hands-on tour with an MFAH educator at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., or 2:30 p.m. on Thursday and 1:00 or 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Family Tours will begin in the lower level of the Audrey Jones Beck Building.

    Sketching in the Galleries on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. surrounded by works of the American artist, Maurice Prendergast, in the lower-level of the Audrey Jones Beck building.

    • Available Tuesday, March 16th, Five Paintings to See with Your Little One, a new family pack. This resource is designed just for your younger child, with an emphasis on looking at colors and shapes in the galleries. You can borrow it free of charge at the Membership Services desks in the Beck and Law buildings.

    Family Programs at the MFAH receive generous support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Shell Free Thursdays are supported by a grant from the Shell Oil Company Foundation.

    All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; The Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest, and the Favrot Fund. Additional support is provided by The Boeing Company; ConocoPhillips; and the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

    Museum of Fine Arts - Audrey Jones Beck Building

    5601 Main Street
    Houston, TX 77005

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    Admission Info:

    Free with general admission to the museum.

    General Admission:
    $7.00 adults
    $3.50 seniors/children 5-18

    Free admission on Thursdays.

    Children (18 and under) with a Houston Public Library PowerCard or any Public Library card receive free general admission on Saturday and Sunday.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Regular Exhibition Hours:
    Tues, Wed 10am-5pm
    Thurs 10am-9pm
    Fri, Sat 10am-7pm
    Sun 12:15pm–7pm

    Closed Monday, except Monday holidays.

    Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

    Phone: 713-639-7300


    Free outdoor parking is available in the street-level lot directly across from the Law Building at 1001 Bissonnet Street.

    Parking is available in the MFAH Parking Garage for $6. The easy-to-find parking garage is located directly east of the Beck and Law buildings on Binz, and is marked by a large, yellow arrow.

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