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Gulf Coast Reads Author Stephen Harrigan at Museum of Fine Arts - Houston

Gulf Coast Reads, Harris County Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston invite you to a special evening with author, Stephen Harrigan at the MFAH on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.

After introducing and reading from his novel, Remember Ben Clayton, Mr. Harrigan will sit for a lively and wide-ranging conversation with Houston Chronicle columnist and features writer, Lisa Gray, to be followed by a Q and A with the audience.

Experience Art in Houston

Are you new to our community? Or, maybe, you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Houston has so many wonderful places to visit;  one of my favorites is the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Before your visit the museum, stop by the library, and pick up a few of the book suggestions that I have provided. Sharing books together with your child, provides a great  opportunity to reflect upon that they think and to make fine art more relevant to them. 

According to the MFAH website, there are several ways you can enjoy the museum without having to pay admission. 

Upcoming MFAH Exhibition Explores War through Photography

Cover Art: Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil WarAs horrifying as war is, there is no arguing the fact that much great art has arisen from its ashes: Homer’s Iliad, Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five in literature, Picasso’s Guernica, Goya’s The Disasters of War in visual art, Grand Illusion and Apocalypse Now in cinema, but no medium has captured war, and all its chaos and misery and valor, the way photography has.

This Veteran’s Day, November 11, The Museum of Fine Arts – Houston will debut the exhibition, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. Spanning 165 years and six continents, the exhibit explores the experience of war through the eyes of photographers.

All Aboard! to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

This otherworldly view will be the privilege of fifty-five library customers who have signed up for the Museum of Fine Arts Houston's free bus trip to the museum this Saturday, February 4th. MFAH is sponsoring this trip in conjunction with its traveling exhibit, "A Passion for Glass", which wrapped up this week at the Tomball Library. 

For those of you who have signed up, the bus will leave the library parking lot at 9:30 sharp. Any cancellations to the sold-out list will be filled at that time with those people on the waiting list who are at the bus. 

MFAH Travelling Exhibition on its way to Tomball next week

Next Tuesday, while you may be in the thick of Thanksgiving preparations, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston technicians will be here in our library setting up their new traveling exhibition, A Passion for Glass. Rene Lalique (1860-1945) was a French glass designer known for his elaborate perfume bottles, vases, clocks, jewelry, and even glass automobile ornaments. He is remembered equally for his marvelously creepy Art Nouveau jeweled insects and for his Art Deco frosted glass vases. The exhibition will be here from November 22nd to January 21st. When you get a free moment, come and enjoy it!

A Night at the Museum

MFAH LogoLast night, I had the pleasure of attending Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's celebration of education and community partners. At this event, Harris County Public Library received A Place For All People Award. This distinction is awarded to community collaborators for longtime dedication to the arts and education. Over the years, the library has partnered with the museum for various programs. Several branches have hosted weeklong Summer Art Camps, taken free bus trips to the museum, as well as transformed library public spaces into temporary art galleries for traveling art exhibits. The benefits to our community extend beyond the library branch.

special kids craft : telling stories through clay

Kids, join us for a special After School Craft Wednesday, September 15th at 4:30 pm! You will get to play with clay to make your own creation--and tell your own story while having a gooey good time! Then you can look at the new exhibit inside the North Channel Library, provided by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, to see more fun stories told in clay! Please call us for more information: 281-457-1631

Creative Corner: Expanding the World through Art

"The World is but a Canvas to the Imagination.”
Henry David Thoreau
 

MFAH ADDS NEW DIMENSION TO BOOK CLUBS

Private Lives of the ImpressionistsLydia Cassatt Reading the Morning paperThe Museum of Fine Arts has launched a new online book club to provide established book clubs with new ways to link literature to art at the museum.

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