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Sunday Family Zone + Studio “Alt Rock: Exploring a Sculpture by Zhan Wang”

Sunday, Aug 10, 2014
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Explore how Chinese artist Zhan Wang (born 1962) creates artificial rocks inspired by traditional Chinese scholar's stones. This program lets families discover how his shiny sculpture straddles China’s modern and traditional ideas of art and beauty.

Every Sunday, it’s ArtTime—FamilyTime at the MFAH. Look for signs in the main lobbies to tell you which gallery the Family Zone is located in that day. In the Family Zone, spend some time with our friendly family educators—sit on a pillow and read, sketch a work of art, and get involved in an investigation of a work of art. In the studio, create an art project inspired by original works of art on display in the Family Zone. This suite of programs includes:

  • Sunday Storytime Make connections between a storybook and a work of art in the galleries. Begins at 1:30 p.m.
  • Creation Station At this family-friendly workshop, an MFAH teaching artist encourages families to create art using materials or ideas similar to those used by the artist who created the featured work of art on display in the Family Zone.
  • Gallery Adventures Visit the Family Zone, where an MFAH educator has looking games, books, and hands-on activities for families to use in the galleries.

Family programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.