Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 – Saturday, Sep. 30, 2017

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MEXICAN MODERNISM: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEXICAN CINEMA

The matinee of this film is free with Museum admission!

Sunday, Aug 6: 2 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 19: 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sep 30: 2 p.m.

Roberto Gavaldón created a surreal fantasy with this much-praised genre classic. Impoverished laborer Macario (Ignacio López Tarso) starves to be able to provide for his family, but dreams about eating a whole turkey on his own. One day, his dream seems to be coming true; his wife steals a turkey and Macario is excited to eat it by himself. When hungry God and the Devil ask for a piece of meat, he refuses. Macario only shares his meal with Death. Saving the starving Grim Reaper results in unexpected consequences.

The story is an adaptation of Ben Traven’s short story, based on a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. With his penchant for tragic heroes, director Gavaldón invents a fantastic vision in order to place his protagonist in a perilous situation. Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa’s black and white photography constructs a surreal atmosphere, while at the same time reflecting the rural realism of Mexico. Macario earned the first Academy Award nomination for a Mexican film in the foreign language film category and became a celebrated classic of Mexican cinema.

► Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located at 5101 Montrose, is now open. Learn more about changes to visitor parking and plan ahead for your visit.

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 Adult-$15 ($14 Online); Senior (65+) $10 ($9 Online); Youth (13-18) $7.50 ($6.50 Online); Child (12 & younger) FREE; Military (ID Required) $10; Student (ID Required) $7.50 Ticketed exhibitions require an additional admission charge. Free Hours: FREE THURSDAY 10 am - 9 pm

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Enlarge the map to see main-campus parking options, or download the PDF

    Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located on Montrose Boulevard, is now open!

    • The outdoor parking lot on Bissonnet, across from the Law Building, is closed permanently.
    • Parking is available in two garages: an above-ground garage at 1144 Binz Street, and a new underground garage at 5101 Montrose Blvd.
    • Guests with limited mobility: We recommend that you 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.

    Parking Garage Locations

    • 1144 Binz Street
    • 5101 Montrose Boulevard

    Parking Fees*

    Parking payments may be made only with a major credit card. Also accepted: MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    MFAH Members Visitors
    0–30 minutes FREE FREE
    31 minutes–4 hours $6 $10
    4–12 hours $10 $18
    12–24 hours $35 $35
    *Parking is free for MFAH visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursdays. General admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell.

    Hours

    Both parking garages are open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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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