As part of the 2020 Spring SAGE series, McNeese State University’s Leisure Learning is hosting a sightseeing trip to two Houston museums on Thursday, Jan. 9.
Participants will visit the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, where they will have the opportunity to visit a number of exhibits.
“Monet to Picasso: A Very Private Collection” includes works by artists who sparked the major art movements of the late-19th through mid-20th century, including Mary Cassatt, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso.
The “Berthe Morisot: Impressionist Original” exhibit explores the life and works of French painter Berthe Morisot, one of the founders of Impressionism.
Finally, “Norman Rockwell: American Freedom,” another special exhibit at the MFAH, displays Norman Rockwell’s iconic depictions of the Four Freedoms outlined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom From Fear and Freedom From Want. These works of art provided crucial aid to the war effort and took their place among the most indelible images in the history of American art.
Participants will also visit The Houston Museum of Natural Science, where “Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries” brings the World Heritage site to life with a large-scale exhibition that features multiple hands-on interactives and 300 original artifacts. Other special exhibits at the museum include “The Art of the Brick – Lego Art,” “Trains Over Texas,” “Moons by Luke Jerram” and more.
Cost is $149, which includes one special exhibit of your choice at the Museum of Fine Arts and one special exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science, or $163, which includes two special exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts and one special exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science.
Meals are not included.
To register, call 337-475-5130 or visit https://aceweb.mcneese.edu/wconnect/ace/CourseStatus.awp?&Course=20SLSAGETRIP&DirectFrom=Schedule