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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In Praise of Krishna: A Concert by Singer Maha Krishnan

Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018 – Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018

04:00 PM – 04:30 PM
US/Central

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ANNUAL RUTH K. SHARTLE LECTURE SERIES

Thousands of devotional songs in praise of the Hindu god Krishna are attributed to Meera Bai, a 16th-century mystic poet. Born into a royal Rajput family, Meera Bai became widely known and cherished as a saint in the Bhakti Hindu movements of Northern India. Her bhajans (sacred songs) are still popular throughout India and have been translated and published worldwide.

Following the 3 p.m. lecture “The Yogi-King of Jodhpur: Paintings, Power, and Politics in the Reign of Maharaja Man Singh,” singer Maha Krishnan performs a selection of Meera Bai’s most well-known songs. This concert is presented in conjunction with Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.

About the Performer
Stage performer and playback singer Maha Krishnan has trained extensively in Indian classical music and appeared in more than 500 shows. In 2016, she was music composer and director for Silambam’s annual dance production Maya. In 2017, along with accompanying musician Sandeep, she composed music for Silambam Houston Dance Company’s production Kāvya: Poetry in Motion. Drop in! This concert in Brown Auditorium Theater is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.

Drop in! This concert in Brown Auditorium Theater is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.

 

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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