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Art lovers' alert: MFAH plans a free day
Sometimes the best things in life really are free.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has announced that it won't be charging admission all day Tuesday, May 18 (from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.). It's part of International Museum Day, where museums in 100 nations offer free admission and special programs to spread the word about the important role art plays in the community.
Visitors to the museum can see the acclaimed exhibition, Alice Neel: Painted Truths, which was recently featured in the New York Times, as well as Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam, a new exhibition featuring 50 contemporary and ancient artworks from Syria and the Iranian world, as well as Egypt, North Africa, Spain, central Asia, China, India and southeast Asia. The museum’s Discovery Cart, where an MFAH educator will create an interactive and hands-on experience for families with children ages four and up, will be in service from 10 a.m. to noon in the Nidhika and Pershant Mehta Arts of India Gallery.
A 45-minute tour of the museum's most beloved works will begin at noon.