Art Encounters | “Satellite”

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 focuses on creating an artwork inspired by Simone Leigh’s Satellite and the work of Tyler Allen. During tonight’s activity with Allen, you are invited to experiment with new materials and processes that Leigh uses to create art.

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About Tyler Allen
Tyler Allen is a conceptual artist from Houston. He received his MFA in integrated practices from the Pratt Institute in New York and his BFA from Texas Southern University. Allen works in a variety of mediums, with a focus on collage, printmaking, and assemblage.

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.


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