The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Pressed, Cut, Molded, and Cracked: Stories in American Glass

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 – Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019

02:00 PM – 03:00 PM


Presented by John Stuart Gordon, Yale University Art Gallery

Glass can be decorative or utilitarian, and its forms often reflect technological innovations and social change. Drawing on an insightful selection from collections including Bayou Bend and the Yale University Art Gallery, this talk illuminates the vital and often intimate roles glass has played in the art and culture of the United States.

Admission is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact jmilillo@mfah.org or 713.639.7759.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.

About the Series

Twice a year, Bayou Bend presents renowned scholars who speak about interesting and important aspects of American decorative and fine arts.

About the Speaker

John Stuart Gordon is the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at Yale University Art Gallery. He received a B.A. from Vassar College, an M.A. from the Bard Graduate Center, and a Ph.D. from Boston University. In addition to his curatorial work, Gordon supervises Furniture Study, which is Yale University Art Gallery’s expansive study collection of American furniture and wooden objects. He is the author of the 2018 book American Glass: The Collections at Yale.


  • 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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