Informalism in Motion
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 – Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
06:30 PM – 08:00 PM
Enjoy an evening of art and dance inspired by the exhibition Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975.
The program begins in the Law Building, in the vast space of Cullinan Hall. Members of METdance, a local contemporary dance company, perform Murmur, with an original score by Nicholas Robert Thayer. The music takes shape in four sections, echoing the four chambers of the human heart. The dancers’ quick gestures and partnering sequences, and the turbulent energy of Robbie Moore’s choreography, beautifully reflect the gestural tendencies and expressive nature of the art on view.
After the performance, follow the dancers to the Beck Building and into the galleries of Contesting Modernity to watch them improvise movements directly inspired by the works of art.
Drop in! This program is free. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.
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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Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol
Sep. 12 – Feb. 24, 2019
A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Nov. 2 – Mar. 24, 2019
Garden Paradise: The Magnificent Safavid Carpet from the Burrell Collection, Glasgow
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Mending: Craft and Community—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Jan. 30 – Dec. 29, 2019
Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
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