The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Miriam Lies

Saturday, May. 4, 2019 – Saturday, May. 4, 2019

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM


As Miriam’s 15th birthday approaches, her family and friends expect to meet her new boyfriend. But Miriam hasn’t met him face-to-face herself—only online. The pressure mounts as Miriam needs a partner to practice the dance for her quinceañera. When biracial Miriam (Dulce Rodríguez) discovers that her boyfriend is black, she struggles with telling her race-obsessed mother. This fresh debut feature explores the racial and social biases of Dominican society as audiences accompany Miriam through dress fittings, dance lessons, and hair straightening, realizing that the party is for anyone but her.

“The screenplay unpacks tricky personal politics with an assuredly light touch, never forcing the flawed, finely drawn characters into overt rhetoric.” —Variety

“An excellent central performance from newcomer Dulce Rodríguez makes this quietly powerful film about racism (both societal and internalized), teenage anxieties, and class a must-see.” —One Room with a View

“A film that should not go unnoticed.” —Cinemanía (Spain)

• Read an interview with the filmmakers.

► 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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