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“Armchair Travel” Brings World-Class Art to Your Living Room June 3, 2020

By The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Tags: art, museum, houston, mfah, movie, films, armchair-travel, exhibition, discount, stream, van-gogh, michelangelo

Kick back in your favorite armchair and get ready for an art-filled summer tour—from your home.

This year’s “Exhibition on Screen” film series charts new terrritory as it goes online via Virtual Cinema. To get the scoop, we checked in with Margaret Mims, senior manager in the learning & interpretation department. “We’ve always called our annual series Armchair Travel,” she said, “because you travel all around the world to enjoy up-close tours of museum exhibitions in stunning high-definition. 

“These films explore the exhibition process, offer insightful commentary from curators and leading art historians, and provide revealing biographies of the artists. It’s a fulfilling experience that makes you long for more! So we’re delighted to present a dozen different movies this season.”

Summer Travel: 2020 Edition
Browse the Armchair Travel lineup below, and choose your point of departure. The films are all available through September 30. Each ticket is $12—or $10 with the exclusive MFAH discount code (MFAHSUMMER678) for $2 off. Your purchase provides access for 48 hours, so watch away!

► Michelangelo: Love and Death

► Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait

► The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch

► Canaletto and the Art of Venice

► Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood

► In Search of Haydn

► Manet: Portraying Life

► I, Claude Monet

► Cézanne: Portraits of a Life

► Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing

► Munch 150

► Young Picasso

About “Exhibition on Screen”
Working with top international museums and galleries, “Exhibition on Screen” creates exhibition-based art films for the cinema. These documentaries bring immersive experiences of the world’s most-loved art, accompanied by expert observations from historians and arts critics. The MFAH often presents sceenings in Brown Auditorium Theater, and now many of the films are available for streaming on demand. LEARN MORE