Join us as the MFAH collaborates once again with Tintero Projects to create a unique literary experience in the galleries of Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975. Each evening, three professional Houston writers perform written pieces inspired by works of art from the exhibition.

Following the performances, grab a notepad and pencil to write your own poem, short story, dialogue, or other work inspired by the art. Each evening offers new writing prompts generated by the participating writers. Or, you can go your own way and write about whatever moves you! Paper and writing utensils are provided, but feel free to bring your own writing tools, too.

After your writing session, head outside to grab a drink and bite at Happy Hour Thursday! The writers are in attendance to answer questions, so feel free to pull up a chair to discuss their creative process, how they selected their work of art, and what inspires them.

Participating Writers

  • November 15: Tania Carrillo, Anacristian Chapa, Daniel Peña
  • December 13: Jorge Cantu, Patricia Coral, Analicia Sotelo
  • January 10: Joseph Baides, Ana de Leon, Reyes Ramirez

About Tintero Projects
Tintero Projects promotes writing and reading opportunities for emerging Latinx poets and writers of color in the Houston–Galveston/Gulf Coast Region, providing community through writing workshops, readings, collaborative art events, submission events, and a monthly reading series.

Drop in! This program is free with Museum admission. On Thursdays, Museum admission is free, courtesy of Shell.

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; MD Anderson Cancer Center; Sharon G. Dies; the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; the Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Susan Vaughan Foundation; the CFP Foundation; the Cockrell Family Fund; the Joe Barnhart Foundation; the Carruth Foundation, Inc.; Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P.; Ralph H. and Ruth J. McCullough Foundation; Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone; W. A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; Dr. Angela Apollo; the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design; Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III; Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell; Mary Lynn and Steve Marks; the Swergold Family Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; and Lubrizol Foundation. 

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.

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