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Indian, Ganesh and Siddhi, 10th–11th century, sandstone, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Milton D. Rosenau, Jr., and Dr. Ellen R. Gritz.

Lunch + Look “Myths in Art from East & West”

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Beck Building
5601 Main Street Map & Directions

The gods and heroes of both Western and Eastern cultures are known today not only because of rich storytelling traditions, but also depictions by artists working in two and three dimensions. Hear grand stories of love and war, triumphs and defeats, miracles and tragedies, while standing before works of art from the museum’s diverse collections. Which significant moment in a mythological story did the artist choose to depict, and why?

► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from the daily on-site food truck or from the MFAH location of Cafe Express, so make Lunch + Look part of your routine! General admission is always free for MFAH Members.

Education Programs receive generous funding from the Kinder Foundation; the Institute of Museum and Library Services; ExxonMobil; the Favrot Fund; Michael C. Linn in memory of his mother Patricia G. Linn; the National Museum of Korea; Mrs. Evelyn Houstoun Chew; The Hamill Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Susanne M. and Melbern G. Glasscock; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; The Americana Foundation; The Boeing Company; An Anonymous Donor; Mr. William J. Hill; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; and The Susan Vaughan Foundation