The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Core Program Lecture: Gerard Byrne & Lytle Shaw

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 – Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018

02:00 PM – 04:00 PM



Presented by artist Gerard Byrne and writer Lytle Shaw

Gerard Byrne’s work in photography, film, theater, and multi-screen installation examines the ambiguities of language and of what is gained or lost in the translation from text to image. Byrne’s recent solo exhibitions have included Moderna Museet in Stockholm; the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne; and the Whitechapel Gallery in London. In 2007 he represented Ireland at the 52nd Venice Biennale.

Lytle Shaw’s writing centers on postwar American poetry and art, and how texts and art objects mediate, transform, and disrupt the cultural and social possibilities of their times. Shaw is a founding contributing editor at Cabinet; the founder and co-editor of Shark; and the founding curator of the Line Reading Series at the Drawing Center in New York City. He is an associate professor of English at New York University.

This event is part of the Core Program's 2018–19 lecture series. Core Program lectures are free and open to the public. See Core Program Events for more information. Questions? Contact core@mfah.org or 713.639.7865.

► 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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