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Art Activities Inspired by the Work of Olga de Amaral August 19, 2021


The creative spirit of Colombian artist Olga de Amaral inspires these activities. Use the step-by-step activity guides and how-to videos below to make your own art at home. Then visit the MFAH to see the exhibition Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock.

Art-Making Activity | Reusing Plastic and Weaving on a Cardboard Loom
Olga de Amaral uses plastic in her artistic practice, and this activity guides you through creating a basic cardboard loom and weaving sample.
Activity Guide PDF

Art-Making Activity | Exploring Reflection and Using Gold Leaf to Transform Fabric
Turn a simple woven textile into a reflective work of art by covering the surface with gold leaf.
Activity Guide PDF

► Plan Your Visit
See Olga de Amaral: To Weave a Rock at the MFAH through September 19. Included with general admission. Advance timed tickets recommended.


This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Cranbrook Art Museum.

Major support is provided by:
Sara and Bill Morgan, in honor of Anna Walker

Additional generous funding is provided by:
Anne Lamkin Kinder
Lenore G. Tawney Foundation
Michael W. Dale
Leatrice and Melvin Eagle
Joan Morgenstern

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

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Jerold B. Katz Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; H-E-B; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston Junior Woman’s Club; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Sharon G. Dies; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; 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; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.