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Sunday Family Zone & Studio “Opening Weekend in Arts of the Islamic World"

Sunday, Jan 27, 2013
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Every Sunday, it's ArtTime/FamilyTime at the MFAH. This Sunday, explore a tile panel from Iran. The Family Zone is located in the galleries of Arts of Islamic Lands: Selections from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, in the Law Building. Spend some time with the 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 the book Art by Patrick McDonnell and a work of art in the galleries. (Begins at 1:30 p.m.)
  • Creation Station At this family-friendly workshop, artists encourage families to create art using materials or ideas similar to those used by the artist who created the tile panel on display in the Family Zone.
  • Gallery Investigations An MFAH educator at the Gallery Cart has an I Spy search, looking games, hands-on materials, and books for families.
  • Sketching in the Galleries An MFAH teaching artist guides adults and children of all drawing levels at this informal program.

Family Programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from Debra Anne Waite and J. Harrison Itz, Junior League of Houston, Inc. and Target.

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.