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Summer Art Explorers

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions


Spend your summer traveling the world without leaving Houston! Every Thursday in June and July, families are invited to globe-trot through the Museum's collections, exploring cultures and works of art from near and far.

In the galleries, enjoy playful discussions about art; sharpen your observation skills with gallery games and sketching; and listen to exciting stories read by special guests. In the studio, work with creative museum educators and artists to make your own masterpiece inspired by what you discovered today.

  • 11 a.m.2 p.m. Discover works of art from across the Museum at the Gallery Cart.
  • 11 a.m.2 p.m. Create your own work of art in the studio. 
  • 11 a.m.2 p.m. Sketch works of art in the galleries. A teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started.
  • 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Listen to stories and make connections to works of art in the galleries through looking games and interactive discussions.
  • Anytime the Museum is open, visit the Kinder Foundation Education Center (KFEC) to borrow self-guided resources that encourage creativity, spark discussions, and make art come alive. You can also send a summer postcard, and check out Family Packs and "A Book and A Look" activities. All of these resources are free with admission. Ages 12 and younger always receive free admission, and on Thursday, general admission is free for everyone. 

Theme for Thursday, July 10
Next Stop: A Metal Incense Burner from Iran

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

Shell Free Thursdays are supported by a grant from Shell Oil Company.

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