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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Jennifer Steinkamp: The Seasons

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 – Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019

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Jennifer Steinkamp has transformed the landscape of contemporary art with her profoundly beautiful light-based installations that celebrate the ebb and flow of the natural world. In 2007, Steinkamp embarked on an extended series of flowering trees titled Mike Kelley, in tribute to the artist who was among her chief mentors during her years at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Three examples from this series comprise Jennifer Steinkamp: The Seasons, creating a luminous grove in the soaring spaces of Cullinan Hall, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

These projections enter into an eloquent dialogue as they surround the viewer. Each tree passes through seasonal cycles, going from bare to tender green; to autumnal incandescence; and back to the barren boughs of winter. At the same time, the boughs gyrate in a sinuous ballet, implying the larger earth cycles of wind, storm, and change.

 

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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