Sketching in the Museum Galleries


Sketch works of art in the galleries during this free, informal program. Sharpen observation skills and have fun at the same time with sketching in the galleries. An MFAH teaching artist is on hand with paper, pencils, and clipboards to get you started.

This family program is free and open to adults, kids, couples—everyone's invited! Visit mfah.org/calendar for more. Admission is free.


First Thursday Sketching

On the first Thursday of select months, sketch works of art in the galleries during this free, informal program.


Sketching in the Galleries at the MFAH

Look for signs in the main lobbies to tell you which gallery the Sketching Cart is located in that day!

  • Sunday, September 1, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 7, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 14, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 21, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 28, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 5, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 12, 1–4 p.m.
  • Monday, October 13, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 19, 1–4 p.m.
  • Monday, January 19, 1–4 p.m.

Sketching along the Seine

In this special art-making activity inspired by Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River, families are invited to sketch works of art in the European galleries and explore how the artist used natural light in his works of art.

  • Sunday, November 2, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 9, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 16, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 23, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 30, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 7, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 14, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 21, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 11, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 18, 1–4 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 25, 1–4 p.m.