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Summer Art Explorers

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

This summer, you are invited on a journey around the world! Each Thursday, explore and study a work of art from a different country. In the galleries, you can sketch, play games, and listen to stories. Then, head to the studio to create your own work of art inspired by the one being investigated that day.

  • 11 a.m.2 p.m. Discover works of art from around the globe at the Gallery Cart. Earn a stamp in your Summer Art Passport for each investigation you complete.
  • 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. Join the storybook circle, led by a Museum educator, in the galleries. Listen to the storybooks 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 to check out self-guide resources that encourage creativity, spark discussions, and make works of art come alive. You may also borrow Family Packs and "A Book and A Look" activities, as well as pick up a family cell-phone guide. All of these resources are free with admission.

Theme for Thursday, July 17
Next Stop: A Feathered Tunic and Headdress from Peru

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.