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Taking Venice

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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$7 – $9

Event Admission

$9 General admission $10 Admission per ticket for film festivals presented at the MFAH $2 discount: MFAH members, students with ID, seniors (65+) Free: Children 5 and younger The MFAH Films box office accepts payment by credit card. Tickets may be purchased in advance in three ways: online, via ticket links on mfah.org/calendar or mfah.org/film pages; in the MFAH lobbies during Museum hours; and at the box office prior to screenings. The box office opens an hour before showtime. In order to allow as many people as possible to be seated on time, staff may need to refrain from printing multiple advance tickets within the hour of a posted film screening. Join Film Buffs, the Museum’s patron group, and receive at least 10 free admissions to MFAH films, plus discounted admission thereafter. The MFAH has two theaters: Brown Auditorium Theater in the Law Building (1001 Bissonnet Street) and the Lynn Wyatt Theater in the Kinder Building (5500 Main Street).

https://www.mfah.org/calendar/taking-venice/202405301400#tickets

713-639-7300

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During the Cold War, the U.S. government is determined to fight Communism with culture. In 1964, Alice Denney, Washington insider and friend of the Kennedys, recommends the ambitious curator Alan Solomon to organize the U.S. entry for the Venice Biennale. Together with powerful New York art dealer Leo Castelli, they embark on a daring plan to make yet-to-be-famous Texas artist Robert Rauschenberg the winner of the Grand Prize. Crafting maneuvers that could be from a Hollywood thriller, the American team leaves the international press crying foul, and Rauschenberg questioning the politics of nationalism that sent him there.

Details

Date:
May 30
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
$7 – $9
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Website:
https://www.mfah.org/calendar/taking-venice

Organization

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Phone
713-639-7300
Email
visitorservices@mfah.org
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City of Houston District
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Houston Cultural District
Houston Museum District

Venue

Museum of Fine Arts – Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Phone
7136397300