Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 – Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Presented by Bradley Bailey, the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Curator of Asian Art
In the late 17th century in the hills outside Kyoto, aristocratic painters began to experiment with a new style that incorporated natural motifs in lush, decorative arrangements with lavish pigments like malachite, lapis, and gold. Over the next 300 years, the Rinpa School, as the style was eventually known, became one of the most beloved and well-known styles of Japanese painting.
This talk examines the evolution of the style as it spread from Kyoto to Tokyo and Osaka, with a special emphasis on the significance of flowers and iwa-enogu, or glittering and luxurious “stone paints.”
Exclusive to MFAH members at the Supporting, Sponsor, and Benefactor level, as well as Leadership Circle donors.Invitations are mailed to eligible members. RSVP by February 13, acceptances only, to firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.353.1599.
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HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
- MFAH Members FREE
- Adults $15
- Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
- Military (with ID) $10
- College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
- Youth (13–18) $7.50
- Children (12 & younger) FREE
- Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
Directions & Parking
- Free Parking
- Paid Parking
- Street Parking
Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.
Two Parking Garages
Parking Garage HoursOpen daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Parking Garage Fees
- Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
- The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
- For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
Special Offers / Dining
Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.
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Jan. 30 – Dec. 29, 2019
Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
Feb. 12 – Aug. 4, 2019
Fear and Wonder: Sublime Landscapes on Paper—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Mar. 16 – Sep. 8, 2019
Between Play and Grief: Selections from the Latino American Collection
May. 2 – May. 2, 2019
Health & Wellness “Pathways: Art and the Brain” Presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center
Apr. 26 – Apr. 26, 2019
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