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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Kevin O. Mooney: 366247•2012

Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 – Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

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Click, click, click, click. Minute by minute, day by day, month by month, American artist Kevin O. Mooney documents his life.

His ever-present camera catches the meanderings of two ginger cats; the mundane rituals of daily existence—sleeping, brushing teeth, drinking coffee, driving to work, eating lunch, checking the mailbox, watching television—and diversions such as art openings, a Cincinnati Reds game, cycling in the countryside, and beers at the bar.

Mooney (born 1957) also uses his camera to record the more personal and profound passages of life: a graduation in May; a wedding in July; his father’s illness, death, and funeral in the fall.

In 366247•2012, more than 250,000 photographs from the year 2012 fly by. The video features 12 months playing simultaneously on 12 screens, from January (at top left) to December (at bottom right), until each fades into darkness.

In the age of the selfie, when millions of people share on social media their happy-hour cocktails, memorable dinners, and vacation travel, Mooney pushes that idea to the extreme with unsparing honesty, revealing the truer nature of life rushing by minute by minute, day by day, month by month. Click, click, click, click.

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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