Jennifer Steinkamp: The Seasons
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 – Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
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.
- 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.
Events at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jan. 19 – Jan. 19, 2017
Programs & Activities
Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei
Aug. 21 – Feb. 3, 2019
Always Greener: Seeing and Seeking Suburbia—Selections from the Museum’s Collection
Oct. 7 – Jan. 27, 2019
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
Dec. 8 – Jun. 9, 2019
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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