I'm excited to learn that Houston is the exclusive venue for this exhibition, Picasso Black & White, following the landmark fall premiere at the Guggenheim Museum in New York! http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/exhibitions/on-view/picasso-black-and-white
Entry fee is $20 unless you are an MFAH member - then it's free. www.mfah.org Phone:[masked]
Picasso Black and White: http://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/picasso-black-and-white/ is the first exhibition to explore the remarkable use of black and white throughout the Spanish artist’s prolific career. Claiming that color weakens, Pablo Picasso purged it from his work in order to highlight the formal structure and autonomy of form inherent in his art. His repeated minimal palette correlates to his obsessive interest in line and form, drawing, and monochromatic and tonal values, while developing a complex language of pictorial and sculptural signs. The recurrent motif of black, white, and gray is evident in his Blue and Rose periods, pioneering investigations into Cubism, neoclassical figurative paintings, and retorts to Surrealism. Even in his later works that depict the atrocities of war, allegorical still lifes, vivid interpretations of art-historical masterpieces, and his sensual canvases created during his twilight years, he continued to apply a reduction of color.
Picasso was born in Málaga, Spain, on October 25, 1881, to María Picasso López and José Ruiz Blasco. His father, a painter, art teacher, and curator, encouraged his son to become an artist after quickly realizing Picasso’s astonishing artistic gift. Following his studies in Spain, he settled in Paris and embarked on an extraordinary career to become the most influential figure in twentieth-century art.
MFAH Outdoor Parking
Free parking is available in the street-level lot directly across from the Law Building at 1001 Bissonnet Street.
MFAH Parking Garage
$6 all day with proof of museum admission
$3 for MFAH Members at the Patron level & above
$10 for non-museum visitors
Located directly east of the Beck and Law buildings, the MFAH Visitors Center at 5600 Fannin features a four-story covered parking garage. The easy-to-find parking entrance is on Binz, marked by a large, yellow arrow. You're always protected from the elements when you park your car in the MFAH garage. From there, you can go to the Visitors Center lobby and find a ticketing desk and up-to-the minute museum information. As an added convenience, you can enter the Beck and Law buildings from the Visitors Center through security-monitored, climate-controlled tunnels connecting all three buildings.
After absorbing some culture, let's head over to Majorca Bistro & Tapas in Midtown between 6-6:30, to satisfy our baser needs! Food & Wine of course! They do not have a wine list online. The corking fee is $15 if you want to bring a bottle in. While this is high compared to some other venues, many othere venues which sell their own wines won't allow BYOB at all. Even with a $15 fee, it will actually be less expensive in most cases than buying a bottle from a wine list, especially if you want a nicer wine than you can find on most wine lists!
The address for Majorca is:207 Gray Street, Houston, TX 77002 | (832)[masked]
If the weather allows, we can do the patio...if February is cold, we will, of course sit inside.
Take a trip from the ordinary and surround yourself with Spanish-chic art and culture. Yikes, more culture ;)
As you step through the colorful archway and onto Majorca Bistro and Tapas expansive patio that features whimiscal and modern medieval metal artwork, you actually feel like you are entering a portal of romance. Plenty of room with comfortable seating and bar that borders the patio sets the optimal stage for del fresco dining in Midtown. Seasoned with the spice of a Mediterranean island hopping adventure, Houston’s hottest new dining experience, Majorca Bistro and Tapas, is the only Mallorcan island cuisine in Texas. The Spanish-chic influence is dripping in romance with a touch of whimsy and modern medieval flare.