The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Writing Series: Bestowing Beauty

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

06:00 PM – 08:00 PM


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.


  • 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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