The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Health & Wellness “Pathways: Art and the Brain” Presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center

Thursday, May. 2, 2019 – Thursday, May. 2, 2019

06:30 PM – 08:00 PM


Presented by Sarah Prinsloo, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC, assistant professor, department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center

In this exciting health and wellness program all about the brain, Sarah Prinsloo presents on her work in neuromodulation—examining novel approaches to changing the brain. Her presentation covers current research on inducing neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to adapt and reorganize itself by forming new connections and pathways throughout life. Prinsloo discusses the ways in which neuroplasticity can impact our lives by reducing chronic pain, alleviating symptoms of mood disorders, and even helping the brain heal after injury. She reviews insights and findings from her work as a therapist as well as her clinical trials.

Following Prinsloo’s presentation, head into the galleries of the Museum’s Audrey Jones Beck Building for an art-inspired brain game. Challenge yourself to create new pathways through the Museum’s galleries, and solve a puzzle along the way.

About Sarah Prinsloo 

Sarah Prinsloo’s expertise is in applied neuroscience, specifically the integration of electroencephalographic (EEG) neuroimaging and non-invasive neuromodulation techniques including neurofeedback and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Since 2015, upon her appointment to Assistant Professor, she has established a laboratory at MD Anderson Cancer Center that focuses on various neuromodulation techniques. Her research program is focused on the determination of central nervous system effects of chemotherapy, pre-surgical mapping for brain tumor patients after resection, and the effects of neuromodulatory techniques to augment recovery for each of these conditions.

RSVPs encouraged: Contact AEprograms@mfah.org

This program is free. On Thursdays, Museum general admission is free, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.

► 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.

Events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Join the Houston Museum District

Join our mailing list for sneak peeks to upcoming events and insider information on the best museum district in the world

I'm interested in memberships