The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The World of the Impressionists

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015

03:00 PM – 03:45 PM

It’s hard to believe that not so very long ago, some critics labeled Impressionist paintings “shocking,” “insulting,” and even “offensive.” One of the Museum's greatest treasures is the Beck Collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art. On this 45-minute tour, guests can discover what made Impressionism so "modern," and how the "isms" that followed it—Pointillism, Fauvism, and Cubism—continued to revolutionize the very nature of painting itself.

Image: André Derain, The Turning Road, L'Estaque, 1906, oil on canvas, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Audrey Jones Beck. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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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

  • Beck Building

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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