Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 – Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975 charts the trajectory of Venezuelan Informalism from the late 1950s through the 1970s. More than 100 works of art, across a variety of media, showcase the richness and complexity of the movement.
The exhibition brings together for the first time a wide range of proposals encompassing internationally renowned figures such as Carlos Cruz-Diez, Alejandro Otero, and Jesús Rafael Soto, as well as the movement’s under-recognized practitioners, including Alberto Brandt, Daniel Gonzalez, and Francisco Hung.
This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition and encourages visitors to discuss the art together.
Drop in! Gallery tours are free with Museum admission. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell.
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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