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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
There’s always something to see and do at MFAH. The museum’s collections comprise more than 63,000 works of art from the Stone Age to today. With a dynamic schedule of exhibitions, discover something new each visit!
1001 Bissonnet Street, Museum District
Closed Mondays (except federal holidays), Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
General admission to permanent collections that comprise nearly 60,000 works of art. Includes non-ticketed special exhibitions.
- A dynamic cultural complex in the heart of downtown Houston, the Museum maintains An exciting schedule of international loan exhibitions and award-winning programs.
- Works from the MFAH collections fill the galleries year-round with art embracing every era of history across the globe.
- Gallery talks and tours enhance your museum experience.
- The museum houses more than 64,000 works of art, plus the Cullen Sculpture Garden.
Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at any admission desk.
Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS
Three Decades of West Coast Ceramics, 1956–1986
Through June 30, 2013
The years between 1956 and 1986 witnessed a fundamental shift in American ceramics, one that took place mainly on the West Coast in California and Washington. Freed from the constraints of making functional objects, ceramics artists began experimenting with abstract and figural forms, radical building techniques, and surface treatments. The resulting sculptural pieces were groundbreaking, and this search for a new aesthetic changed international ceramic art forever. This exhibition showcases works from the rich MFAH collection of American ceramics made during this important period.
James Turrell: The Light Inside
June 9 - September 22, 2013
Concentrating on the museum's extraordinary collection of work by American artist James Turrell (born 1943), this presentation makes many of the artist’s installations accessible to the public for the first time. At the conceptual core of the exhibition is The Light Inside, which is permanently installed at the MFAH in the underground Wilson Tunnel. Also included is Vertical Vintage, a grouping of a dozen light-based installations that allow visitors to test the limits of their perception, study the play of illusion, and witness how light shapes space.
Upgrades for CityPASS Holders
Some specially ticketed exhibitions, events and films may require an additional fee.
Picasso Black and White: Through May 27, 2013.
Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado: Through March 31, 2013.
Advice for Visitors
- Wear comfortable shoes; the MFAH has a total of 300,000 square feet of exhibition space.
- Thursdays are free to the public and may be more crowded.
- When visiting MFAH, you can re-enter any part of the museum buildings the entire day of purchase. Just show your admission sticker.
- Try Guide by Cell, a free cell phone audio tour.
- Get 10% off in the MFAH gift shop. See booklet for details.
Parking: Located directly east of Beck and Law buildings, MFAH Visitors Center features a four-story covered parking garage; $6 all day. Free parking available in two outdoor street-level lots north of Law Building along Main St.: one at Bissonnet and one at Oakdale.
Dining: Cafe Express
Accessibility: All public galleries are accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who cannot use stairs. Wheelchairs available on a first-come, first-served basis for all museum locations. Call for details, (713) 639-7300.
Self-Guide: Cell Phone Audio Tours available.
Gift Shop: MFAH Shop
Photography: Photography permitted for private, noncommercial use only in the museum's galleries devoted to the permanent collection. Flash photography and tripods not permitted.
Coat Check: Free coat-check available in the Beck and Law buildings.
Strollers: Strollers are permitted.
METRORail train: Traveling southbound, exit train at Museum District Station, walk northbound to Bissonnet/Binz, turn left to museum.
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