The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“Contesting Modernity” Assemblage Workshop

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 – Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

02:00 PM – 04:30 PM


Presented by Veronica Sesana Grajales, curatorial assistant, Latin American and Latino art; and Glassell School of Art instructor Elena Lopez-Poirot

Assemblage—a way to create art by combining 3-dimensional elements—is used in several works of art on view in Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975.

Join Veronica Sesana Grajales for an introduction to the exhibition, followed by Elena Lopez-Poirot’s demonstration of assemblage techniques seen in Contesting Modernity. Then, create your own relief sculpture using found objects, recyclable materials, fabric, and whatever else you’d like to incorporate.

Supplies are provided, but feel free to raid your junk drawers at home and bring items to personalize your project! General admission, which includes access to the exhibition, is also included in your ticket, so be sure to check out the show before or after the workshop.

• $20 Museum members
• $25 Nonmembers
Secure your spot in advance! Get tickets below. 

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.


  • 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.
  • General Admission

    • 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.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

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 Hours

    Open 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
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

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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