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!
Library cards are free for everyone. You must provide proof of your mailing address when applying for a library card. Parents must sign the library card application for children under 18 years of age. The first card is free. Replacement cards are $1.
Cards are issued at the time of application, at all branch locations and may be used at any of our branches, and you may check out immediately.
Suggested Books for Families
Before you heading to the MFAH check out a few of these fun filled books for children.
Katie and the Sunflowers James Mayhew.
While visiting the art museum, Katie has an adventure stepping in and out of five paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cezanne. Includes information about Post-impressionism and the particular paintings and artists in the story.
Art 123 Stefano Zuffi.
Simple, rhyming text invites the reader to count from one to twelve and more, while illustrations introduce works of art by such masters as Gainsborough, Van Gogh, and Matisse
Seen Art? Jon Scieszka
While looking for his friend Art, a boy wanders through the Museum of Modern Art and is amazed by what he discovers there.
Oooh! Picasso Mil Niepold
Introduces Picasso's sculpture and collage with close-up photographs and riddles.
I Spy Shapes in Art Lucy Micklethwait
Each of the fourteen magnificent paintings in this book contains a different shape for you to find. Some are easy to spot, and others are more challenging. But take a closer look, after you think you've found them all, there are even more shapes to look at and discover. I Spy Shapes in Art features a remarkable variety of artists from around the world, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Henri Matisse, and M.C. Escher. This picture book pairs a classic game with timeless art, making it the perfect way to introduce fine art to children.
Dan's Angel: A Detective's Guide to the Language of Painting Alexander Sturgis
When Dan, who wants to be a detective someday, enters into a museum for a clue, an angel steps out of a painting and takes him on an exploratory tour of the great masterpieces, explaining the symbolism of each painting.