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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.

Fun Opportunities for Seniors 50+

Precinct 4’s Fun4Seniors has some great trips coming up for folks age 50 and better.  Call the Senior Adult Program at 281-893-3726 for all the details that are left out this brief summary.
* On Thursday, April 17, they will take participants to Rienzi, a MFAH house museum, for a guided tour.  This lovely house was designed by prominent Houston architect John Staub in 1952 and is located on a beautifully landscaped 4-acre lot in River Oaks.  It houses a substantial collection of European decorative arts, paintings, furnishings, porcelain, and miniatures.  This is an amazing bargain at $6.
* On Tuesday, April 29, participants will be transported to Pct. 4’s Big Stone Lodge for a yummy lunch and a “hootenany” of southern, country, and bluegrass gospel music.  Another amazing deal for just a $5 suggested donation.

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. 

What Are Your Plan for this Weekend? I Have an Idea...

You may have activities planned for Spring Break but what about for this weekend? Help your child develop an appreciation for art by attending the Museum of Fine Arts Houston!

On Saturdays and Sundays, children ages 6 to 18 will be provided  free general admission to the  Museum of Fine Arts Houston  with any public library card! 

How do I get a Library Card?

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Visit

Now's your chance for a free visit to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston - you don't even have to worry about getting yourself to the museum district!  As part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s community partnerships/outreach program and their traveling library exhibit, A Passion for Glass, they are providing free general admission and bus transportation to the museum.  

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.

Museum of Fine Arts Houston @ under 50 over - This Friday!

The under 50 over Program at Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library asks adults of all ages  to join us Friday, October 12th at 10:30 AM.  Please join us as Jay Heuman, Public Programs Coordinator, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) talks about “A Passion for Glass” part of the MFAH’s partnership with Harris County Public Library.  The traveling exhibition is a selection of art glass by renowned French Art Nouveau and Art Deco designer, René Lalique.  

Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library.
 

Aldine Branch Teens Recognized at MFAH

Teens With AwardsAs you know, the teens at the Aldine Branch library won the People's Choice Award in this year's HPL Reel Teen Film Festival. For winning, their book trailer was screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston last week for all to see. The teens also took questions from the audience. Check out Aldine's twitter feed to see how the night unfolded.

Also, just because it is summer don't assume the teens are taking time off. Be on the lookout for some other projects they have in the works!

Aldine Teen's Film Finds Its Way to MFAH

Teens PosingNot only did the teens at the Aldine Branch place in the national StoryTubes video contest earlier this year, but their book trailer for Norma Fox Mazer's The Missing Girl also took prize in another contest.

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