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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Tea Time (La once)

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017 – Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017

03:00 PM – 04:20 PM
US/Central

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Filmed over a period of five years, this engaging documentary portrays a group of now-elderly women friends who have been meeting for tea for many decades. These immaculately groomed seniors have sustained this ritual throughout Chile’s historic changes.

Maite Alberdi’s camera invites audiences to share these intimate afternoons with the ladies, following the elaborate preparations for their tea parties. They gossip and discuss everything from matrimony to politics to mortality. Although the camera never leaves the rooms where the teas are held, by capturing conversations, songs, and love letters read aloud, this charming film provides a window into the women’s lives, past and present. Alberdi’s newest documentary, The Grown Ups, screens on April 28.

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.
  • 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

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free parking is available in four outdoor street-level lots north of the Law Building. Two are along Main Street: one at Bissonnet one at Oakdale; and two are off Montrose Boulevard: one at the Glassell Studio School and one at the Glassell Junior School. Overflow parking is available at Park Plaza parking garages at 1200 Binz and 1201 Hermann Drive. Located directly east of the Beck and Law buildings the MFAH Visitors Center at 5600 Fannin features a four-story covered parking garage. The easy-to-find parking entrance is on Binz marked by a large yellow arrow. Parking Fee is $6 all day.

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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