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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Writing Series: Bestowing Beauty

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 – Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

06:00 PM – 08:00 PM
US/Central

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As part of the Museum’s ongoing writing series, this program invites you to attend in-gallery writing sessions facilitated by MFAH staff members.

For this session, set in the galleries of Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands, participants focus on the major themes highlighted in the exhibition, such as love and longing; faith and piety; and earth and nature.

You can follow the themes and prompts provided, or you are welcome to work on your own independent project using the mediators’ expertise for brainstorming, feedback, and editing. The last half hour of the session offers time for group sharing in the galleries. Plus, you can submit your written pieces for an opportunity to be featured on the MFAH blog and/or social media platforms!
Questions? Contact AEprograms@mfah.org

Also, you can catch a calligraphy demonstration by Munther Yousef, a local Arabic calligraphy specialist.

Drop in! This program is free. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell.

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
    *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.

    Hours

    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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