The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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World-class Houston art museum presents a moving collection of war photographs ranging from the mid 1800s to the present

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - The Museum District: WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY Exhibit and Visit for Two or Four to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Up to Half Off)

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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)<p>

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.<p>

Warning: Contains images that may not be suitable for all visitors.

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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 - one of two gallery buildings at the MFAH - 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. 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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100% of 603 customers recommend

It has been decades since I have been to the museum. I really enjoyed it. Be advise the museum has a large parking lot across the street that is available to guest. You might also consider renting the audio tour to learn more about the exhibits
Jane D. · January 26, 2016
Great adventure for kids
Courtney C. · January 26, 2016
Open on Sundays and is a pretty relaxed day to visit.
Jocelyn T. · January 25, 2016
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    The Museum District

    1001 Bissonnet St

    Houston, Texas 77005

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