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Camille Pissarro, Landscape at Saint-Charles, near Gisors, Sunset, 1891, oil on canvas, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Image © Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Spring Break at the Museum

Friday, Mar 21, 2014
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

En plein air is a French expression meaning "in the open air." This Spring Break, be inspired by the exhibition The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute! For these Spring Break activities, explore works of art that feature the outdoors and nature from across the globe. Each day, join a storytime circle and family tour of artworks in the Museum’s collections featuring the outdoors, in honor of Hermann Park’s 100th birthday.

  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the French Impressionist-inspired Open Studio and let your creativity soar. Choose from a variety of materials to make your own work of art, inspired by your imagination and what you have seen in the Museum.

  • 12 noon to 3 p.m. Sketch works of art in the European galleries and explore how artists such as Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir used natural light in their works of art. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started.

  • 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Join us for Storytime in the European art galleries, led by an MFAH educator. Listen to the storybooks and make connections to works of art in the galleries through looking games and interactive discussions.

  • Anytime during Museum Hours Visit the Kinder Foundation Education Center for self-guide resources that encourage creativity, spark discussions, and make works of art come alive. Check out MFAH Family Packs, "A Book and A Look" activities, and the Family Cell-Phone Guide. All of these resources are free with admission.

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.