A Cooler-Than-You-Think Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts

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Intensive English students in front of Cloud Column, a monumental sculpture by Anish Kapoor

Rice University ESL students enjoyed experiencing the vibrant and growing arts community in Houston, beating the heat to cool off in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. One of the largest museums in the United States, the MFAH holds a vast collection of art and artifacts from all over the world. One of our ESL teachers gave us a wonderful tour of the American collection of the museum, from early colonial art and furniture to the modern era. After exploring the museum, students walked through the sculpture garden to the newly completed Glassell School of Art and took pictures with the Cloud Column, Houston’s counterpart to Chicago’s Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”), created by artist Anish Kapoor.

Author: Laura Lynch, Enrollment Coordinator

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Students learned about some of the pieces in the Modern and Contemporary Art collection

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Part of the Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age exhibition

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Lunch at the MFA Café

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Students admiring part of the museum’s Native American Art collection

 

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Students walking through The Light Inside, an installation by James Turrell

 

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