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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 – Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019

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Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography documents and celebrates the diversity of neighborhoods throughout the city. The annual exhibition is a collaboration between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and area high schools.

Now in its 24th year, Eye on Houston invites students to offer a glimpse into their daily lives, experiences, and personal stories. Each generation witnesses Houston through new eyes, seeing and experiencing a fresh incarnation of the city. Utilizing photography as a tool, these student photographers document their perspectives.

Nine high schools in the Houston Independent School District were invited to take part this year, and the Museum received more than 700 submissions from across the Houston area. The diversity of and connections between these areas emerge through images that explore themes of Movement, City as Subject, Graffiti, Cultures, Family, and Growing Up.

The 93 photographs chosen for the exhibition showcase work by sophomore, junior, and senior students. The participating schools are Austin High School, Bellaire High School, Carnegie Vanguard High School, DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Eastwood Academy, Jack Yates High School, Secondary DAEP, Westbury High School, and Westside High School.

• This exhibition is on view in two locations: the Kinder Foundation Education Center in the Law Building (through April 21) and the MFAH Visitors Center (through August 11).

Eye on Houston: High School Documentary Photography | January 16–August 11, 2019

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.
  • 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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