Meet the Books: Hirsch Library Exhibition Tour
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 – Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
01:00 PM – 01:20 PM
Led by Jamie Teich, library assistant, acquisitions, Hirsch Library
Did you know that the Museum’s Hirsch Library is open to the public? With thousands of books on art to choose from, the Hirsch Library also offers engaging exhibitions featuring materials from the rare books collection! These exhibitions, often organized by library staff, highlight recent acquisitions, exquisitely illustrated books, and rare printed matter.
Enjoy a 20-minute tour of Everyday Encounters: Erasing the Divide between Art and Life. This exhibition draws from the library’s rich collection of rare Conceptual and Fluxus works to consider how process-oriented artists used everyday materials, especially printed matter, to invoke dynamic relationships between art and life. Among the artists represented in Everyday Encounters are Lygia Clark, Alison Knowles, Yoko Ono, and Edgardo Antonio Vigo.
Drop in! This program is free. The Hirsch Library is always free to 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.
- 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
Within Walking Distance
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