Visit to Museum of Fine Arts Houston to tour of Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929-1940

Sunday, April 10, 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
5601 Main St.
Houston
Texas
77005
Joseph Middleton

The Houston Section will take a tour of Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940  at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 1pm. 

Tickets MUST be purchased through MBCA | Houston by Thursday, April 7. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Your ticket(s) serve as your RSVP, and will be available at the museum on the day of the tour. Tickets are available for our group at the discounted rate of $18 for adults; $14 for Seniors (65+); $14 for Youth (13-18); and $8 for Children (12 and under). Meet us in the lobby of the Beck Building at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston at 1pm to receive your ticket(s) and tour the collection. After the tour, you are free to get lunch on your own from either MFA Cafe in the Beck Building, or at one of the food trucks in the parking lot adjacent to the main entrance of the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Scupture Garden.

Parking Options:

MFAH Outdoor Parking
Free parking is available in the street-level lot directly across from the Law Building at 1001 Bissonnet Street. Additional parking is available in the MFAH Parking Garage at 5600 Fannin 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 at 1144 Binz Street, 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.

 

From the Museum of Fine Arts Houston:

"Today's automotive manufacturers strive for economy and efficiency, but there was a time when art and elegance reigned. celebrates the cars and motorcycles designed during this iconic period.

Sculpted in Steel showcases 14 cars and three motorcycles, alongside historical images and videos. The classic grace and modern luxury of Art Deco design dazzles in vehicles from the United States and around the world. The innovative, machine-inspired Art Deco style began in France in the early 20th century, but the movement was interrupted by World War I. The style reemerged across Europe after the war, and the 1920s to 1930s proved to be one of the most creative eras for international design in all mediums. Art Deco influenced everything from fashion and fine art to architecture and transportation."

 

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