The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Sadie Gwin Blackburn Environmental Seminar

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Conserving Diversity Today and Tomorrow: From Your Garden to the North Pole

Presented by Cary Fowler, PhD 

A reception with coffee precedes the program at 9:30 am. 

Guests are invited to become inspired to try new things in their gardens! This talk helps cultivate a better understanding of the importance of diversity in food crops throughout the world.

About the Lecture

About the speaker
Cary Fowler is a member of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, based in Rome, which was charged with rescuing 90,000 threatened crop varieties in developing countries. He is also the founder of the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, described as an “inspirational symbol of peace and food security for the entire humanity.”

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  • 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.
  • This program is free!

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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