Museum of Fine Arts Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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In a Nutshell

Annual LGBTQ film festival screens five feature, independent, foreign, and documentary films illuminating queer stories and culture

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Promotional value expires Jul 28, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Not valid toward opening night, 'I Am Divine' film. Only valid towards listed films. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Movies take audiences where they could not go otherwise, such as the far reaches of outer space or a kitchen with George Clooney in it. See the stars with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $10 for two tickets to a film screening at QFest (up to a $20 value)

Now in its 17th year, the annual QFest film festival explores the international queer experience, serving as a beacon for queer culture, history, and art. Groupon customers can attend one of five screenings during the festival, including:

Italy: Love It, or Leave It (Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m.) This documentary chronicles two young men on a road trip to unravel the clichés of Italian culture.

Valentine Road (Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m.) This documentary explores the social transformation of a working-class California town in the wake of a biracial LGBT teen's murder at the hands of a white supremacist.

Portrait of Jason (Sunday, July 28 at 2 p.m.) The restored 35 mm documents a filmmaker's sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking interview with a self-described gay hustler in 1966.

Myra Breckinridge (Sunday, July 28 at 4 p.m.) This adaptation of the novel by Gore Vidal follows the comedic story of a film buff (played by Raquel Welch) who undergoes a sex change and infiltrates an acting academy.

Cruising (Sunday, July 28 at 6 p.m.) This movie features Al Pacino as an undercover cop on the hunt for a killer of gay men in New York City.

All screenings are held inside the Brown Auditorium Theater, a Bauhaus-style space designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The theater—the oldest repertory cinema in Houston—features stadium seating and Dolby digital sound, and screens more than 200 films each year, plus one extra-scary horror movie after everyone's parents go to bed.

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.

Customer Reviews

Awesome museum!
Mickey B. · August 4, 2013
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
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    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    1001 Bissonnet Street

    (Corner of Bissonnet and Montrose)

    Houston, TX 77005


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