Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts

Registration Opens Tomorrow - Senior Adult Trip to the Houston Mounted Patrol

Senior Adults - If you are at least 55 years old, then we hope you will consider joining us for a day trip on Thursday, 11/10. The Precinct2gether bus will depart from the Freeman Library parking lot. Please plan for plenty of walking and wear comfortable, rubber-soled shoes.

Our 1rst stop will be at the Houston Mounted Patrol Horse Barn (5005 Little York Rd./ Houston, TX 77016-2547) which houses the equine members of the Houston Police Department. Trip goers will hear a presentation followed by interaction with the horses.

Afterwards, we'll dine at the Potatoe Patch Restaurant (2020 FM 1960/ Houston, TX 77073) for lunch. This home cooking style restaurant is well-known for its "throw'ed rolls." Each participant is responsible for the cost of their own meal.

The NW Houston Photo Club Comes to the Barbara Bush Branch

Photographs On A Wall
We have a new display for you to enjoy in our art alcove this month. It is a collection from the NW Houston Photo Club and it is impressive. Fortunately our picture here doesn’t do the display justice, so you will just have to come to the second floor and see it for yourselves. Want to visit more of their work? Well you’re in luck because the group also has an exhibit at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts right next door. Hitting up a library and a museum in one day--your friends will be so impressed!

PEN & PAINTBRUSH BOOK CLUB

On Tuesday, April 10, at 1:30pm the Pen and Paintbrush Book Club will meet at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts next door to the Barbara Bush Library to discuss two unusual books of local photographs: Houston Deco

One is Houston Deco, by Jim Parsons & David Bush, which includes more than 100 color photographs showcasing the fine detailing on Houston's surviving Art Deco and Art Moderne structures. Author Jim Parsons will be present to talk about this book.

The second is Houston Then & Now, by William Dylan Powell, with black and white images from the Bayou City’s adventurous past alongside striking contemporary photography of its impressive present.

The themes in these books complement the current landscape exhibits at the Pearl Fincher Museum. To learn more about them, go to http://www.pearlmfa.org/  The Museum's Education Director Rosemary Hickman will provide a tour at the museum to highlight issues raised in the discussion. 

PEN & PAINTBRUSH BOOK CLUB

A View of Mt. FujiThe Pen and Paintbrush Book Club, which partners the Barbara Bush Library with the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, will be reading "36 Views of Mount Fuji" by Cathy Davidson this summer. This non-fiction work, has been described as "one of the best explanations of Japanese culture, and our problems in understanding it, that has come along in years." You are invited to join the discussion of this book on Thursday, August 4, at 1:30pm in the museum conference room. It will be followed by a tour of the museum's current exhibit entitled "Views of Mt. Fuji", led by Education Director Rosemary Hickman.

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