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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston mixes Colombian art with funky sounds for a groovy party

MFAH mixes Colombian art with funky sounds for a groovy party

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Get artsy and tipsy at this MFAH event.  Photo by Daniel Ortiz

It’s time once again for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to throw another fantastic party — which is a really  good excuse to get people into the museum and check out some art.

On Friday, November 22, the museum will host another MFAH Mixed Media event, this time highlighting the "Beatriz Gonzalez: A Retrospective" exhibition, which started late last October and will run through January 20 of next year.

Guests will enjoy exclusive access to the exhibit, a monumental survey spanning six decades of the artist’s intensive exploration of culture, politics, and society in her home country of Colombia.

Partiers will also be able to enjoy live music from Colombian multi-instrumentalist Kiko Villamizar, whose latest album Aguas Frías features traditional Afro-Colombian drums and the indigenous Colombian “gaita” flutes alongside an electric ensemble; and Houston’s Bombón dance crew, comprised of Houston DJs Gracie Chavez, Navo, OG Bobby Trill and Principe Q, performing a mix of sounds that connect to cumbia, hip-hop, and club music.

Houston Press Hall of Fame inductee (and Mixed Media regular) DJ Sun and Malcolm Bravo will be around to spin some tunes. There will be art-making activities (apropos for any good art party), Latin bites for those who work up an appetite, and a Smilebooth for party pics. 

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MFAH's Mixed Media runs 8 pm to midnight; tickets are $25. For more information, visit the official site