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- $18 for two tickets to the special exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, and general admission to the museum (up to a $36 value)
- $36 for the above deal for four (up to a $72 value)
Conceived by MFAH photography department head Anne Tucker—named America's best curator by Time magazine in 2001—WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath surrounds visitors with 486 gripping photos that, in the words of the Wall Street Journal, confront visitors with "a completely absorbing experience—visually, historically, morally." Photographs taken between 1846 and 2012 span six continents and 28 nations, depicting serviceman, military and political leaders, and civilians, as well as battles such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, captured in Japanese and American images. Rather than flowing in chronological order, the exhibition is organized by the progression of war, from images telling the stories of a conflict's origin to photos that memorialize war, combatants, and victims. Entry to the show is offered every 30 minutes until one hour before the museum closes.
Warning: Contains images that may not be suitable for all visitors.
Image caption: Bob Campbell, Flag Raising at Iwo Jima—Installing Large Flag on Mt. Suribachi, February 23, 1945, gelatin silver print, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, gift of Will Michels in honor and in memory of Peter C. Marzio, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1982–2010.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Jutting above the street, the modernist lines of Rafael Moneo's Audrey Jones Beck Building echo the eclectic collection found within. Under sky openings that let in natural light and the bitter gazes of pigeons who can’t seem to get their work shown, visitors meander through galleries that span the breadth of human artistry, from ancient sculpture to modern painting. Noteworthy works from the more than 64,000 pieces include Pablo Picasso's colorful cubist Two Women in Front of a Window, Edgar Degas's achingly expressionistic Woman Drying Herself, and an untitled sketch by Jackson Pollock that shows his wild, abstract genius evolving toward his celebrated drip paintings. A treasure trove of cultural artifacts from Africa, Asia, and the Americas expands the museum’s scope and transports visitors back in time as they gaze on a palpably pensive ceramic ballplayer from Mexico's Classic Veracruz culture or a life-size royal head forged from copper for a Nigerian royal court.
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A very lovely museum. Well kept and helpful staff. Beautiful and inspiring!Lainy M., Yelp!, 9/27/12
There is a great variety of art and the rotating exhibits are almost always top notch.ATXMike, TripAdvisor, 12/8/12
The Museum District
1001 Bissonnet St
Houston, Texas 77005Get Directions