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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs

Friday, Mar. 23, 2018 – Sunday, Jun. 3, 2018

02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
US/Central

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Raghubir Singh (1942–1999) was a pioneer of color street photography who worked prolifically from the late 1960s until his death. Born into an aristocratic family in Rajasthan, Singh spent time in Hong Kong, Paris, London, and New York, but his lifelong subject was his native India. In his 20s, he began contributing to the New York Times MagazineTimeLife, and National Geographic. By 1967 he had turned away from photojournalism to pursue an artistic vision that stood, as he put it, “on the Ganges side of Modernism.”

This 45-minute, docent-led tour explores the exhibition Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs and encourages visitors to discuss the art together.

Drop in! Gallery tours are free with Museum admission. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell.

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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