Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 – Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018
01:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Named the top film of 2018 by the New York Times' A. O. Scott!
The latest observational nonfiction film from venerable documentarian Frederick Wiseman explores a small town (population 1,500) in rural America. Without narration, the camera follows residents in all aspects of their lives, illustrating how values such as community service, duty, spiritual life, generosity, and authenticity are formed and experienced. After years of focus on people and institutions in big cities, Wiseman (born 1930) presents a complex and nuanced view of a way of life not always recognized or understood.
“Frederick Wiseman is a documentary giant. His new film may just change the way you look at small-town America.” —Washington Post
“Wiseman transforms the specifics of his encounters, observations, and analyses of public life in a small Midwestern town into a work of political symbolism. Monrovia, Indiana is nothing less than a work of mourning for the American soul.” —New Yorker
“Plays like a gentle rebuke to those Red State Man pieces, insisting that there’s more dimension to an American small town than we’re used to seeing.” —NPR
“Wiseman’s comic sense is as wicked as ever.” —Film Comment
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.
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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
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