The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Sunday Family Zone + Studio “Fruits and Flowers: Exploring European Still-Life Paintings”

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Families are invited to explore the mastery of Dutch artist Jan van Huysum and discover the artistic choices made in paintings such as Still Life of Flowers and Fruit, which features densely packed roses, morning glories, carnations, and more.

Families can go on an adventure in the galleries, listen to special storybooks, sharpen looking skills with sketching, and create works of art.

About the Recurring Event

This suite of programs includes:

  • Sunday Storybook Circle Make connections between a storybook and a work of art in the galleries. (Begins at 1:30 pm)
  • Creation Station At this studio workshop, a teaching artist encourages families to make art using materials or ideas similar to those used by the artist who created the day's featured work of art on display in the Family Zone.
  • Gallery Adventures Visit the Family Zone, where a museum educator has looking games, books, and hands-on activities for families to use in the galleries.

Sunday, Oct 25: 1 pm

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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.
  • 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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