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Soto: The Houston Penetrable

Presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston at Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building, Houston Tx

May 08 2014
Sep 01 2014
Soto: The Houston Penetrable

Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, this spring and summer will become part of one of the great marvels of contemporary art: one of Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto’s signature Penetrables. Mercantil Commercebank sponsors the debut presentation of the Houston Penetrable, a vast, floating sea of plastic strands suspended from the ceiling that is completed only by the viewer’s participation.

Twenty-four thousand PVC (polyvinyl chloride) tubes, individually hand-painted and tied, will hang 28 feet from the ceiling to the floor—the height of two stories—and encompass 2,600 square

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Entrance to this exhibition is included with your museum admission.
MFAH Members receive free general admission.

$15 adults (19+)
$10 seniors (65+)
$7.50 students (19+ with ID)
Child (12 & under) Free

Free admission on Thursdays.

Contact: 713-639-7300

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Opening Celebration
Join the fun on Saturday, May 10! Be one of the first to experience Soto's Houston Penetrable during the all-day celebration that features special programs, activities, and more.

Regular Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday–Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, 12:15 to 7 p.m.

Closed Monday, except Monday holidays.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Museum of Fine Arts - Caroline Wiess Law Building

1001 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Tx 77005

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