The Pearl (La perla)
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 – Friday, Sep. 29, 2017
MEXICAN MODERNISM: THE GOLDEN AGE OF MEXICAN CINEMA
Free with Museum admission!
Thursday, Aug 3: 2 p.m.
Sunday, Sep 10: 2 p.m.
Friday, Sep 29: 2 p.m.
Quino (Pedro Armendáriz) is an indigenous fisherman in a humble village. His life changes forever when he discovers an enormous pearl at the bottom of the sea. In a cruel twist of fate, the valuable find turns out to be more of a curse than a godsend.
The pearl inspires only greed and forces Quino and his family to flee a dangerous merchant (Fernando Wagner). The story is based on the eponymous novella by John Steinbeck, who also cowrote the screenplay. Lyrical filmmaker Emilio Fernández adapts Steinbeck’s tale of treacherous human passions with immense emotional power. The images of legendary cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa capture the family’s tragedy with sensitivity. The Pearl won the International Award for Best Cinematography at the Venice Film Festival in 1947 and a Golden Globe for Best Cinematography in 1949.
► Parking update: A new underground parking garage, located at 5101 Montrose, is now open. Learn more about changes to visitor parking and plan ahead for your visit.
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
Make visiting a snap! Enlarge the map to see main-campus parking options, or download the PDF.
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
HoursBoth 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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