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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Tangible Things

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 – Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
US/Central

 Unknown maker, High Chest of Drawers, 1730–60, paint, gesso, gold leaf, eastern white pine, soft maple, and brass, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Miss Ima Hogg.

"Tangible Things," a five-session course on material culture, is a distance-learning collaboration between Bayou Bend, the Chipstone Foundation, and Harvard University EdX.

The teaching staff at Bayou Bend combine video lectures and online components from national experts with hands-on, interactive activities based on the Bayou Bend Collection. Participants interact with classmates around the world in EdX’s online forums, as well as with fellow class members in Houston.

Image: Unknown maker, High Chest of Drawers, 1730–60, paint, gesso, gold leaf, eastern white pine, soft maple, and brass, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Miss Ima Hogg.

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HOURS & ADMISSION

  • Wednesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday , 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Monday (Except selected holidays) | Closed.
    • Tuesday | Closed.
    • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day | Closed.
  • Admission (covers all five sessions) $35 Adults $25 MFAH Members Use the Get Tickets button and print at home, or call 713.639.7750

Directions & Parking

  • Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
  • 6003 Memorial Drive

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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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