The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Kneeling Goddess (La diosa arrodillada)

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017 – Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017

02:00 PM


Saturday, Aug 19: 2 p.m.
Thursday, Sep 28: 2 p.m.

Free with Museum admission!

Director Roberto Gavaldón is one of the most accomplished filmmakers of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema. He successfully employed the classic American Hollywood style in Mexican genre films. After the artistic and commercial success of The Other (1946), Gavaldón brought together a talented team of collaborators. He established his prestige by featuring stars of Mexican cinema in films such as The Kneeling Goddess (1947), Rosauro Castro (1950), In the Palm of Your Hand (1950), The Night Falls (1951) and Soledad’s Shawl (1952), which are all part of the MFAH’s Golden Age of Mexican Cinema film series.

In The Kneeling Goddess, director Gavaldón reinvents the classic Hollywood melodrama. The film tells a story of destructive passion, lush with erotic desire and replete with mystery. Millionaire Antonio Ituarte (Arturo de Córdova) presents his wife with the eponymous statue as an anniversary gift, unaware that his own mistress (María Félix) had posed nude for the sculptor. Alarm sets in when his wife dies in mysterious circumstances.


  • 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
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    Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located on Montrose Boulevard, is now open!

    • The outdoor parking lot on Bissonnet, across from the Law Building, is closed permanently.
    • Parking is available in two garages: an above-ground garage at 1144 Binz Street, and a new underground garage at 5101 Montrose Blvd.
    • Guests with limited mobility: We recommend that you 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.

    Parking Garage Locations

    • 1144 Binz Street
    • 5101 Montrose Boulevard

    Parking Fees*

    Parking payments may be made only with a major credit card. Also accepted: MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    MFAH Members Visitors
    0–30 minutes FREE FREE
    31 minutes–4 hours $6 $10
    4–12 hours $10 $18
    12–24 hours $35 $35
    *Parking is free for MFAH visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursdays. General admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell.


    Both parking garages are open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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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