The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Meet the Books “Modernist Myths: Aesthetics of Identity in Latin American Graphics”

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 – Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

01:00 PM – 01:20 PM


Led by Shannon O’Quinn, library assistant, acquisitions 

Take a 20-minute tour of Modernist Myths: Aesthetics of Identity in Latin American Graphics, featuring rare periodicals and paperback works from the library’s special collections. The installation focuses on Latin American artists and writers aiming to subvert European exceptionalism in their quest to explore a postcolonial, postrevolutionary identity illustrating the birth of an American Modernism.

About “Meet the Books”
Did you know that the Museum’s Hirsch Library is open to the public? With thousands of art-related materials to choose from, the Hirsch library highlights the collection of rare books through engaging exhibitions that showcase recent acquisitions, exquisitely illustrated books, and rare printed matter.

Drop in! This program is free. The Hirsch Library is always free to visit.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.


  • 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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