The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Violeta at Last (Violeta al fín)

Thursday, May. 2, 2019 – Thursday, May. 2, 2019

05:00 PM – 06:30 PM


Recently divorced, 72-year-old Violeta (Eugenia Chaverri) lives in her beautiful childhood home in San Jose, Costa Rica. To earn an income, she places an ad for a roommate. When her swimming instructor shows up at her door, a deep and fruitful friendship begins. Violeta discovers that her ex-husband borrowed against her home and the bank is about to foreclose. As she fight back, friends and family rally around her. Reflecting on life, friendship, and family, Violeta at Last demonstrates that it’s never too late to take chances.

“As modest and endearing as its central character, Violeta at Last marks a welcome return for director Hilda Hidalgo.” —Screen International

“[Director Hilda Hidalgo] plays, in a very elementary way, with the architecture of the home ... to express the feeling of confinement of a protagonist who seeks to emancipate herself.” —Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

• Read a review of the film.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.


  • 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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