The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Off-site Exhibition “Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern”

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 – Sunday, Jun. 4, 2017


The Museum has partnered with Buffalo Bayou Partnership to present Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern, located in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern near downtown Houston.

The exhibition features 2iPM009, an abstract video-projection piece that is part of the Museum’s permanent collection. Created by Venezuelan artist Magdalena Fernández in 2009, the installation evokes a rain-soaked night. The artist adapted 2iPM009 to be projected onto the cistern’s 221 columns. The cistern’s raw interior, shallow floor of water, and 17-second acoustic reverberation time make for an immersive art environment.

Learn more and book tours at buffalobayou.org, and follow along on social media with #CisternRain.

Location: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern • 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007

About the Exhibition

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and co-presented by Buffalo Bayou Partnership.


  • 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

  • Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern • 105 Sabine Street, Houston, TX 77007

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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