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MUSEUM DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Helen Levitt: In the Street CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON  Seasons of Sharing THE JUNG CENTER Digital Embracing 1001 Bissonnet | 713.639.7300 | www.mfah.org 1500 Binz | 713.522.1138 | www.cmhouston.org 5200 Montrose Blvd. | 713.524.8253 www.junghouston.org One of most celebrated photographers of the 20th century, Helen Levitt captured candid views of everyday life on the streets of New York City. Helen Levitt: In the Street spans her career from the late 1930s to the mid-1980s. The exhibition features black-and-white and color photographs, as well as a short film by Levitt from the 1940s. A lifelong New Yorker, Levitt (1913–2009) used her camera to tell the stories of the urban characters she encountered. Frequenting working-class neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side and Spanish Harlem, she documented the theater of life as it played out on stoops and sidewalks. Diverse holiday celebrations will come together in Seasons of Sharing, where a block-long neighborhood of houses light the way through the holiday season. See dipa lamps, menorahs, luminarias, kinaras, Christmas lights and the crescent moon dazzle the most diverse neighborhood in town! Each house will represent one of the holidays observed annually in households around the world. Step inside each home, get cozy and experience firsthand customs and traditions different from your own.  34 L O C A L | december 16 Digital Embracing deals with constant metamorphoses and transformation by studying the relationship between computer art and the use of the hand, microcosm and macrocosm, fragments and unity (the whole), figuration and abstraction. What appears simple is in fact complex and multilayered. Join the center for a free lecture with art history professor Anna Tahinci, as she uses Jungian psychology to examine Kelyne Reis’ series of paintings, on Thursday, December 8, 7–8pm.