Museum audio tours offer a variety of seasonal guides developed and narrated by curators and conservators for visitors' self-directed learning experiences. Tour the MFAH art collections and temporary exhibitions at your own pace.
New material, including tours in Spanish, is added on a continual basis. All tours are available in the lobbies for a single daily rental of $5, or $4 for MFAH Members.
Current Audio Tours
Beyond the Surface
Explore the mysteries and stories behind the Museum's own collection as told by the conservators, who are charged with preserving these works for the future. From vases to sculpture to paintings to installation pieces—pick and choose as you go, from a selection of 30 objects. Available in both English and Spanish.
The Age of Impressionism: Great French Paintings from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
On view December 22, 2013–May 4, 2014
Learn about the lives and choices of some of the most important artists to have lived and worked during the age of Impressionism. Learn the story of Sterling and Francine Clark's passion for collecting what was then contemporary art. Available in both English and Spanish. Exhibition info
Georges Braque: A Retrospective
On view February 13–May 11, 2014
Explore the life of Georges Braque, a 19th- and 20th-century French artist who is mostly known as a copioneer of Cubism, along with Pablo Picasso. On this audio tour coproduced with the Centre Pompidou in Paris, learn all that there is to learn in an hour about this giant of modern art. Available in both English and Spanish. Exhibition info
John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors
On view March 2–May 26, 2014
Learn about the life and style of this most successful American artist who was the quintessential citizen of the world. The tour is led by several experts, including Sargent’s great nephew, curators, and cultural icons. Available in both English and Spanish. Exhibition info