Art Encounters | “Generous Ones”

Art Encounters

Looking for a new art experience? Art Encounters programs, led by artists and inspired by art at the MFAH, focus on creating community. The way you participate is up to you! Take an active role, or simply observe. Open to all ages. Supplies are provided.

This Art Encounters session features a collaboration between visual art and theater, inspired by Marie Watt’s Generous Ones: Chair, Observer, Ancestor on view in the Kinder Building. You are invited to work with artist Ursula Andreeff to make fabric garlands out of recycled fabric and contribute to building a backpack puppet.

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About Ursula Andreeff
Houston-based Ursula Andreeff is a visual multidisciplinary artist, creative director, and arts educator whose work is recognizable by its use of vibrant colors, clashing patterns, and multiplicity of textures. Andreeff creates drawings, paintings, costumes, fabric installations, and immersive experiences that explore the themes of ritual, community building, and the interconnected relationships between humans and nature. A graduate of Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Andreeff earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from H-E-B; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Sempra Foundation; the Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the CFP Foundation; Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Texas Commission on the Arts; and the Junior League of Houston, Inc.

Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; 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; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Medha and Shashank Karve; Virginia and Ira Jackson; Jesse H. Jones II; the CFP Foundation; the Favrot Fund; gifts in memory of John Wynne; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

On Thursdays, admission to the MFAH Permanent Collections is free, courtesy of Shell USA, Inc.


Nancy and Rich Kinder Building
5500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77004
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