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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 over 65,000 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 over 65,000 works of art, plus the Cullen Sculpture Garden.
Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at any admission desk.
Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS
Calaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada
Through December 15, 2013
This exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913), considered the father of Mexican printmaking. Calaveras Mexicanas: The Art and Influence of José Guadalupe Posada showcases a group of approximately 50 of the artist's prints that explore the continuing resonance of his work.
Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona
Through January 26, 2014
Argentinean artist Antonio Berni (1905–1981) was widely recognized early in his career as a leading painter and promoter of his own brand of "New Realism" in Latin America. But in the mid-1950s, motivated by the social distress and poverty he witnessed in Argentina amid social unrest and the country’s industrialization, Berni abandoned painting for assemblage. He devoted much of the rest of his life to chronicling the tales of Juanito Laguna and Ramona Montiel, fictional characters that he constructed out of trash, machine parts, and other discards from everyday life. Their experiences exposed the undercurrents of Argentinean society.
Within his own lifetime, Berni witnessed his creations—Juanito, a boy of the shantytowns, and Ramona, a working-class woman forced into prostitution—become popular legends and folk heroes. A collaboration between the MFAH and Malba – Fundación Costantini in Buenos Aires, Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona is the first exhibition to focus on this iconic series and Berni’s related series of monumental "Monsters", as well as the first Berni exhibition organized by a U.S. museum in nearly 50 years.
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Some specially ticketed exhibitions, events and films may require an additional fee.
The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute: December 22, 2013–March 23, 2014.
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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