Summer at Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
May 30 2022
LEGO EXHIBITION BRINGS AN EXPLOSION OF COLOR AND FUN TO PEARL FINCHER MUSEUM THIS SUMMER
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts has a fantastic summer planned, with an amazing exhibition of LEGO art, summer Art Camps, free Wild Art Wednesdays and much more!
“Mr. Frumble’s Pickle Car,” built by LEGO brick artist Jonathan Lopes, is one of more than 20 pieces that will be part of “No Limits: The Artistry of Bricks” this summer at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts.
NO LIMITS: THE ARTISTRY OF BRICKS
Opening June 4, this summer’s exhibition at the Pearl will feature works of art created by some of the most talented LEGO brick artists in Houston and across the country.
No Limits: The Artistry of Bricks is a free exhibition that includes more than 20 amazing pieces such as “Battle of the Alamo” by Adam Bell, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Gregory Jonason, “Mr. Frumble’s Pickle Car” by Jonathan Lopes, and “Chrysalis” by Lego Master Michael “Moto” Kanemoto.
“Our goal is to introduce visitors to art and architecture in a language they understand; to demonstrate the potential of imagination and the power of creativity,” said Courtney Gardner, director of the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. “This exhibition elevates the toy to the realm of contemporary art.”
In addition to exciting LEGO creations that will be on display, children and adults can make their own brick creations through a special hands-on area of the exhibition sponsored by AAUW North Harris County Branch. Guests will be able to build on tables, walls and floors as they unleash their own creativity and problem-solving skills.
“The sheer number of bricks available to play with will be an exciting experience,” said Gardner, “as well as the opportunity to create with or near other children and families.”
No Limits: The Artistry of Bricks opens at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, June 4 with a kickoff event for museum members from 10 am. to noon, and the public opening from noon to 3 pm. The kickoff event also includes a food truck, scavenger hunt, art activities and more.
The exhibition continues through September 3, with regular museum hours from 10 am. to 5 pm. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is FREE. For more information, visit pearlmfa.org.
Registration is underway for Summer Art Camps at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. Half-day and full-day camps will be offered each week beginning June 6, for ages 5 to 12. For details or to register visit pearlmfa.org/summercamp2022.
SUMMER ART CAMPS
Registration is underway for the Pearl’s 2022 Summer Art Camps!
Designed for ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 12, the week-long camps are offered from June 6 through August 5. For the first time, families may choose between half-day or full-day camps, with additional options to arrive early or stay late.
Each week of camp features a different theme, such as Wild Kingdom Animals, Storybook Characters, Nature, Sea Creatures, Flowers, Dragons and more. Students will discover new principles of art while having lots of fun, beginning each day with a warm-up sketch and then rotating through different art activities, imagination games, and time spent working on their own masterpieces.
Each session is limited to 10 students per age group, so families are encouraged to reserve their place early. For details and to register, visit www.pearlmfa.org/summercamp2022.
WILD ART WEDNESDAYS
Wild Art Wednesdays return to the Pearl this summer, from 2 to 4 p.m. June 8 through July 27. All ages are invited to come and enjoy art activities for a suggested donation of $1 per person.
Art Start meets every Tuesday morning at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts. Designed for preschool children, each class includes story time and a related art activity.
ARTSTART: A FREE PROGRAM FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Every Tuesday morning, the Pearl hosts Art Start for children ages 5 and younger. Each class consists of story time and a related art activity, introducing young children to visual learning and creative expression. Classes are free and are limited to 10 children, so reservations are required. For details visit pearlmfa.org or call the museum at 281-376-6322.
ABOUT THE PEARL
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts exists to provide direct, first-hand access to original works of art, and to offer outstanding educational and public programming. As the only Fine Arts museum in Harris County outside the city center of Houston, the Pearl operates completely through the generous donations of individuals, businesses and foundations from the greater Houston community, and is free to all.
Located at 6815 Cypresswood Drive in Spring, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is open 10 am. to 5 pm. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Donations and membership support are appreciated and help continue the Pearl’s mission of art, education, and community.
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