MFAH Family Days are held on select first Sundays throughout the year, with opportunities to explore and make art, see a performance, hear a story, watch a film, and much more!
At this program, families explore the art of Henry Ossawa Tanner, an African American artist who was inspired by the world around him—in America and during his travels to France, Egypt, and many places in the Middle East in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Create an art project inspired by Tanner's nocturnes (nighttime pictures)
Play looking games with two similarly-themed paintings
Hear an MFAH educator read How Many Stars in the Sky? by Lenny Hort
Sketch works of art from different places that Tanner visited during his lifetime
Listen to a performance of world fusion music by Moodafaruka
Storybook Films (2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.)
The children's books Amazing Grace, Swimmy, and Dooby Dooby Moo come to life, with heroic characters who challenge ideas about what we can do in the world. (total running time: approx. 24 min.)