Roman Vishniac Rediscovered
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015
02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Through his poignant images, Roman Vishniac—more than any other photographer—influenced contemporary notions of Jewish life in Eastern Europe prior to World War II. Vishniac (1897–1990) created the most widely recognized and reproduced photographic record of that world on the eve of its annihilation. He was also a remarkably versatile and innovative photographer—from his early engagements with European Modernism in the 1920s to his highly inventive color photomicroscopy in the 1950s and 1960s.
This 45-minute tour explores the full range of his work.
Image:Roman Vishniac, Sara, sitting in bed in a basement dwelling, with stenciled flowers above her head, Warsaw, c. 1935–37, platinum print. © Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography
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
- Beck Building
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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