VISUAL ARTS + MUSEUMS
Special Spring Break at the MFAH
March 16 - March 21, 2010
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 www.mfah.org/calendar 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.