Enjoy an evening of art and dance inspired by the exhibition Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975.

The program begins in the Law Building, in the vast space of Cullinan Hall. Members of METdance, a local contemporary dance company, perform Murmur, with an original score by Nicholas Robert Thayer. The music takes shape in four sections, echoing the four chambers of the human heart. The dancers’ quick gestures and partnering sequences, and the turbulent energy of Robbie Moore’s choreography, beautifully reflect the gestural tendencies and expressive nature of the art on view.

After the performance, follow the dancers to the Beck Building and into the galleries of Contesting Modernity to watch them improvise movements directly inspired by the works of art.

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

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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; William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust; Texas Commission on the Arts; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; 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 Summerlee Foundation; the Swergold Family Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler; Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation; the Junior League of Houston, Inc.; Polly and Murry Bowden; Nancy and Jim Gordon; Lubrizol Foundation; and Mr. and Mrs. S. Stacy Eastland.

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.