Thursday, May. 31, 2018 – Thursday, May. 31, 2018

07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
US/Central

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In 2015, Maharaja GajSingh II of Marwar-Jodhpur invited an extraordinary group of musicians to assemble a studio. Director Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread; There Will Be Blood) captured this joyous three-week collaboration—a cross-cultural, cross-religious meeting between the mystical Islam of Sufi, Qawwali, and Rajasthani Gypsy musicians, interwoven with devotional poetries. Israeli musician and poet Shye Ben Tzur composed the music.

The resulting music documentary, Junun, was shot on the grounds of the Mehrangarh Fort, whose museum’s collections are featured in the MFAH exhibition Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India.

Junun has been featured at film festivals including the New York Film Festival (2015); Rome (2015); Mumbai (2015); Rotterdam (2016); BEAT in Moscow (2016); Washington Jewish Film Festival (2016); BBC6 in Glasgow (2017); Belfast Film Festival (2017); Respect Festival in Czechoslovakia (2017); Istanbul Jazz Festival (2017); La Casa Encendida in Madrid (2017); and Les Rencontres du film d’art in France (2018). Film provided by the Ghoulardi Film Company.

Free with Museum admission. On Thursdays, Museum general admission is free, courtesy of Shell.

► 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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